land|fill «LAND fihl», noun. U.S.
1. a place where rubbish or other debris is deposited and covered with earth: »

Refuse from Brooklyn and Manhattan…is dumped in a landfill (New York Times).

2. this system of rubbish disposal.
3. the material used to fill in low or wet land.
4. a part of a body of water that is drained and filled with earth for use as land: »

Building a commercial expressway on landfill along the river's east bank would seriously impair the scenic and historic values of the Hudson highlands (New York Times).

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