Landfill



[land-fil] /ˈlændˌfɪl/

noun, Also called .
1.
a low area of that is built up from deposits of solid refuse in layers covered by soil.
2.
the solid refuse itself.
verb (used without object)
3.
to create more usable by this means.
verb (used with object)
4.
to make (an area of land) by means of a landfill.
5.
to use in a landfill:
to landfill millions of tons of garbage each year.
/ˈlændˌfɪl/
noun
1.

n.

1916, from land (n.) + fill (n.). A euphemism for dump.
landfill
(lānd’fĭl’)
A disposal site where solid waste, such as paper, glass, and metal, is buried between layers of dirt and other materials in such a way as to reduce contamination of the surrounding land. Modern landfills are often lined with layers of absorbent material and sheets of plastic to keep pollutants from leaking into the soil and water. Also called sanitary landfill.

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