spill·​age | \ ˈspi-lij How to pronounce spillage (audio) \

Definition of spillage

1 : the act or process of spilling
2 : the quantity that spills : material lost or scattered by spilling

Examples of spillage in a Sentence

The design of this travel mug helps prevent spillage.
Recent Examples on the Web The more advanced ones have moats around the edges to help prevent spillage. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 Tribal members also fear spillage from vehicle mishaps. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2022 There was a messiness about Officer Hill, a lure, a spillage, like eyeliner weeping down the face, like an animal giving off a scent. . . . Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2022 With the internal frame, there’s no spillage while filling the mold or transferring it to the freezer. Bon Appétit, 13 Jan. 2022 The colorful, food-grade silicone sleeves keep the glass protected, while the dual-lock lid seals tight to prevent spillage. Malia Griggs, SELF, 11 Jan. 2022 The project is inspired by the event in 2018 in which the rain and the river turned red in the small town of Norilsk in Siberia, due to a spillage from Norilsk Nickel. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 9 Jan. 2022 Neatly scoop the batter into the pan avoiding spillage on the sides. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, 18 Nov. 2021 The steam cleaner's removable tank can be filled and refilled without spillage. Sanah Faroke, PEOPLE.com, 29 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of spillage

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Spillage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spillage. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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