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spoilage

[spoi-lij] /ˈspɔɪ lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of spoiling or the state of being spoiled.
2.
material or the amount of material that is spoiled or wasted:
The spoilage in today's shipment is much too great.
3.
the decay of foodstuffs due to the action of bacteria; rotting:
He was concerned about the spoilage of fruit on the way to market.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; spoil + -age
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Examples for spoilage
  • Western spoilage is a result of personal habit and law.
  • There is no spoilage from goods returned from consignment.
  • Rancid means unpleasant odor due to spoilage of fatty foods.
  • Ironically, more hops were historically used in beer to protect the beer from bacterial spoilage.
  • Instead, the main concern of a car camper is spoilage.
  • The test tubes in which the viruses are cultured contain penicillin to prevent bacterial spoilage.
  • In developing countries where spoilage greatly cuts food productivity, the method could help cut losses between field and table.
  • Gasoline vehicles and their distribution system also lose capacity sitting idle, by evaporation and eventually spoilage.
  • Hardtack was a simple dried bread made out of flour and water, baked into a moisture-free rock to prevent spoilage.
  • Foods based on fresh plant products are subject to spoilage.
British Dictionary definitions for spoilage

spoilage

/ˈspɔɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of spoiling or the state or condition of being spoilt
2.
an amount of material that has been wasted by being spoilt the spoilage of corn was considerable
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