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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 of spoilage
1590-1600
1590-1600; spoil + -age
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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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