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[spil-ij] /ˈspɪl ɪdʒ/
the act or process of spilling.
an amount that spills or is spilled.
Origin of spillage
1920-25; spill1 + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for spillage
  • In practice, spillage from neighboring bands can cause interference even in these tiny slivers of spectrum.
  • Non-government scientists worry that the spillage estimate is too small.
  • The pressure could cause the fuel tank to eventually crack, resulting in spillage.
  • Pack the frozen or refrigerated food into airtight containers to reduce the risk of spillage during shipping.
  • And no question that a sudden catastrophic release more than outweighs the slow bleed of annual spillage.
  • To prevent such spillage, all deck equipment will be equipped with drip pans to contain fuel spillage or equipment leakage.
  • Evaporation from the spillage of gas from overfilling can occur, contributing to the air pollution problem.
  • Overloaded cans may not be serviced to avoid spillage.
British Dictionary definitions for spillage


an instance or the process of spilling
something spilt or the amount spilt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for spillage

1934, from spill (v.) + -age. Shakespeare used spilth "that which has spilled, act of spilling" (1607).

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