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superfund

Syllabification: su·per·fund
Pronunciation: /ˈso͞opərˌfənd
 
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Definition of superfund in English:

noun

1A fund established to finance a long-term, expensive project.
Example sentences
  • The type of person who works really well with a self-managed superfund is a person who has invested in their own name already.
  • Union superfunds are becoming increasingly powerful with the great amount of money in there and they should see themselves as now having genuine financial clout.
  • Rogue corporations that wilfully break the law will have their charters revoked, their assets sold and the money funnelled into superfunds for their victims.
1.1 (Superfund) A US federal government program designed to fund the cleanup of toxic wastes: billions have been spent on Superfund since 1980
More example sentences
  • So he was shocked to learn that the pollutants collecting inside his body sounded much like a Superfund cleanup site: pesticides, flame retardants and other nasty, man-made chemicals turned up in a recent test.
  • The harbor, a Superfund site, has been a dumping ground for numerous toxic facilities and industrial activities.
  • It was the first time I had ever knowingly launched just downstream from a Superfund site.

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