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seepage

[see-pij] /ˈsi pɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or process of seeping; leakage.
2.
something that seeps or leaks out.
3.
a quantity that has seeped out.
Origin of seepage
1815-1825
1815-25; seep + -age
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  • Disturbed migration paths and petro chemical seepage cause long term disease and sterility in animal populations.
  • The stored charge can vary in time due to contamination or seepage.
  • My guess is that seepage losses are larger than evaporation losses.
  • In a city acutely short of water, several parks use plastic to stop seepage.
  • The dilution might not even occur, and their is a high risk of problems with seepage.
  • Chevron said it had stopped the seepage within four days and had complied with the terms of its licence.
  • Life is a kind of open wound, and these poems are written in a vain, ongoing attempt to stem some seepage of life blood.
  • And it is full of oil eating critters who feed on the large natural seepage that occurs in the gulf and have done for eons.
  • The risks of silicone seepage are not fully known, however.
  • Its strategy is to get potholes filled quickly to minimize the water seepage that invites their recurrence.
British Dictionary definitions for seepage

seepage

/ˈsiːpɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or process of seeping
2.
liquid or moisture that has seeped
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Word Origin and History for seepage
n.

1825, from seep + -age.

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