spoilage


spoil·age

noun \ˈspi-lij\

: the process or result of decaying

Full Definition of SPOILAGE

1
:  the act or process of spoiling; especially :  the process of decay in foodstuffs
2
:  something spoiled or wasted
3
:  loss by spoilage

Examples of SPOILAGE

  1. The milk should be refrigerated to prevent spoilage.
  2. <in the days before refrigeration, spoilage was a constant problem>

First Known Use of SPOILAGE

1597

Rhymes with SPOILAGE

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