seepage

noun
seep·age | \ˈsē-pij \

Definition of seepage 

1 : the process of seeping : oozing

2 : a quantity of fluid that has seeped (as through porous material)

Examples of seepage in a Sentence

Check for seepage in the basement.

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The Swiss researchers, citing river networks in Florida, said seepage from the ground, another theory that has been advanced for the source of the water, creates networks with wider angles than those created by stormwater runoff. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "New research bolsters theories that it rained on Mars," 29 June 2018 The district is also considering extending a 6-mile underground seepage barrier wall installed by rock miners to prevent leaking from rock pits another 15 miles. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Could raising a 90-year-old road fix South Florida's water problems?," 18 June 2018 The dump trucks that have been rumbling down Bellaire Drive in New Orleans' Lakeview neighborhood as crews address seepage coming from the 17th Street Canal should end their work on Saturday, according to a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Frogs that burn your skin and are invading Audubon: this week's coastal news," 28 Apr. 2018 Estimates to secure the jail from water seepage and demolish only the addition would cost $130,000 to $180,000, according to city officials. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Old Kendall County Jail moves closer to demolition," 15 June 2018 Both the corps and the levee authority have agreed that the seepage does not pose a threat to the structural integrity of the wall itself. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Frogs that burn your skin and are invading Audubon: this week's coastal news," 28 Apr. 2018 Tires typically lose about one pound of air pressure a month through normal seepage. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "ADOT, DPS warn Phoenix area drivers to look out for "gators"," 30 May 2018 Estimates to secure the jail from water seepage and demolish only the addition would cost $130,000 to $180,000. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Deterioration at old Kendall County jail requires urgent action, Yorkville officials say," 21 May 2018 If your home was built or remodeled within the last few years, check the builder’s warranty for clauses on seepage. Kevin Brasler, Philly.com, "Solve a wet basement by fixing the problem, not managing it," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of seepage

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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seepage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seepage

: an occurrence in which a liquid or gas flows or passes slowly through small openings

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