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dis·pos·al / disˈpōzəl/ • n. 1. the action or process of throwing away or getting rid of something: the disposal of radioactive waste. ∎  (also dis·pos·er) inf. an electrically operated device fitted to the waste pipe of a kitchen sink for grinding up food waste: garbage disposals that never worked. 2. the sale of shares, property, or other assets: the disposal of his shares in the company. 3. the arrangement or positioning of something: she brushed her hair carefully, as if her success lay in the sleek disposal of each gleaming black thread. PHRASES: at one's disposal available for one to use whenever or however one wishes: a helicopter was put at their disposal.

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