spoilage

noun spoil·age \ ˈspȯi-lij \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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 in a Sentence

  1. The milk should be refrigerated to prevent spoilage.

  2. in the days before refrigeration, spoilage was a constant problem

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First Known Use of spoilage

1597


SPOILAGE Defined for English Language Learners

spoilage

noun

Definition of spoilage for English Language Learners

  • : the process or result of decaying


SPOILAGE Defined for Kids

spoilage

noun spoil·age \ ˈspȯi-lij \

Definition of spoilage for Students

:the process or result of the decay of food


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