AskDefine | Define disposal

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1 the power to use something or someone; "used all the resources at his disposal"
2 a method of tending to (especially business) matters [syn: administration]
3 the act or means of getting rid of something [syn: disposition]
4 a kitchen appliance for disposing of garbage [syn: electric pig, garbage disposal]

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  1. a disposing of or getting rid of something
  2. the power to use something or someone


a disposing of
the power to use something

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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