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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 of overspill
1850-1855
1850-55; over- + spill1
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Historical Examples
  • The Westerners are the overspill of the enterprising population of the East.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • A Kaffir tribe to the north-east of the Rooirand had known of it, but they had never worked it, but only collected the overspill.

    Prester John John Buchan
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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