Definition of dung in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʌŋ


[mass noun]


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  • 1(Of an animal) defecate.
  • 1.1 [with object] Drop or spread dung on (a piece of ground).
    More example sentences
    • But avoid dunging ground that you plan to use for carrots and parsnips
    • It is said ‘the earth neither grows old nor wears out if it is fed and dunged’, though getting hold of a good supply of well-rotted muck isn't always easy.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to German Dung, Swedish dynga, Icelandic dyngja 'dung, dunghill, heap', and Danish dynge 'heap'.

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