seepage

noun
seep·​age | \ ˈsē-pij How to pronounce seepage (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web The lakes’ water cycles are governed by rainfall on highland catchment areas, evaporation, and seepage. Sean Avery, Quartz Africa, "Scientists are worried about the impact of Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes flooding," 16 Oct. 2020 Installing metal sheet piles in earthen levee sections that are long enough to cut off seepage through and beneath the levee. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Corps to spend $2 billion elevating levees, installing stronger floodwalls along Mississippi River," 1 Sep. 2020 Otherwise, symptoms include seepage in the standings. David Moore, Dallas News, "Cowboys' new, less predictable defense has been undercut by some horrible side effects," 3 Oct. 2020 Sealing the lid with foil will help to reduce seepage. Betsy Andrews, WSJ, "How to Bring the Cookout Inside," 28 Sep. 2020 Levee work also includes reducing seepage or the chance that part of the dirt embankment will slide off. Arkansas Online, "Public can weigh in on levee, floodwall projects in 7 states, including Arkansas," 22 Sep. 2020 Look for waterproofing products like a sealant, whether roll-on or aerosol sprayed, to prevent seepage or cracks in tile and stone floor, or even opt for applying a waterproof backer board to the subfloor to create moisture barrier. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, "Building a Solid Foundation," 14 Sep. 2020 Look for waterproofing products like a sealant, whether roll-on or aerosol sprayed, to prevent seepage or cracks in tile and stone floor, or even opt for applying a waterproof backer board to the subfloor to create moisture barrier. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, "Building a Solid Foundation," 14 Sep. 2020 Northeastern Minnesota has very complex bedrock geology, making the spread of seepage hard to predict. Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic, "A pristine American backcountry faces down an environmental crisis," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of seepage

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Oct 2020

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“Seepage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seepage. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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seepage

noun
How to pronounce seepage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of seepage

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

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