slow leak


: a small hole through which air escapes slowly
One of the car's tires has a slow leak.

Examples of slow leak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boeing advised airlines in November about the issue, which has been traced to an O-ring seal and described as a slow leak — about 8 ounces of water per hour. CBS News, 7 Apr. 2023

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“Slow leak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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