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Definition of dump noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    for waste
  1. 1a place where waste or garbage is taken and left a garbage dump the municipal dump a toxic/nuclear waste dump
  2. dirty place
  3. 2(informal) (disapproving) a dirty or unpleasant place How can you live in this dump?
  4. for weapons
  5. 3a temporary store for military supplies an ammunition dump
  6. computing
  7. 4an act of copying data stored in a computer; a copy or list of the contents of this data see also screen dump
  8. waste from body
  9. 5[countable] (slang) an act of passing waste matter from the body through the bowel to take a dump
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dump