the capacity of a tank or tanks.
the act or process of storing liquid in a tank.
the fee charged for such storage.
the residue from tanks in which carcasses and other offal have been steamed and the fat has been rendered, used as a fertilizer.

1865–70; tank + -age

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tankage (ˈtæŋkɪdʒ)
1.  the capacity or contents of a tank or tanks
2.  the act of storing in a tank or tanks, or a fee charged for such storage
3.  agriculture
 a.  fertilizer consisting of the dried and ground residues of animal carcasses
 b.  a protein supplement feed for livestock

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Starts grinding and screening equipment to pulverize and sift tankage, cracklings, and cooked blood for sacking.
The existing grit tankage and process building will be modified to accommodate the new grit system.
Thickening before digestion or dewatering reduces the tankage needed for digestion and storage by removing water.
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