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overspill

[v. oh-ver-spil; n. oh-ver-spil] /v. ˌoʊ vərˈspɪl; n. ˈoʊ vərˌspɪl/
verb (used without object), overspilled or overspilt, overspilling.
1.
to spill over.
noun
2.
the act of spilling over.
3.
something that spills over.
4.
British, overflow.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; over- + spill1
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Examples for overspill
  • The weight of these tubes holds the protective layer in place, while the gaps between the tubes permit the overspill to escape.
  • The structure maintains a fixed crest water level with an overspill discharge.
  • overspill from the jars leads into a trough, which leads to a holding tank.
  • It is described as an earthen dam with a concrete water control structure and overspill discharge.
  • The slurry resulted from an overspill from the filter.
  • In addition, the dam does overspill periodically to accommodate smolts moving down river.
British Dictionary definitions for overspill

overspill

noun (ˈəʊvəˌspɪl)
1.
  1. something that spills over or is in excess
  2. (as modifier) overspill population
verb (ˌəʊvəˈspɪl) -spills, -spilling, -spilt, -spilled
2.
(intransitive) to overflow
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