Definition of seepage in English:

seepage

noun

mass noun
  • 1The slow escape of a liquid or gas through porous material or small holes.

    ‘the National Rivers Authority was called on to prevent further seepage’
    • ‘Fix leaks and seepage that you find as soon as possible.’
    • ‘Are there signs of leaks or seepage in the basement?’
    • ‘Fluid seepage has been found to associate with many types of geologic hazards.’
    • ‘Heavy soils are needed to prevent seepage from earthen structures.’
    • ‘If the coating is too thin, it will not stop moisture seepage.’
    • ‘Joints are sealed with ultraclear silicone to prevent water seepage.’
    • ‘The agency had warned that unless seepage through flood walls was prevented, emergency sandbagging would be needed during flood events.’
    • ‘Install plastic sheeting (vapor barrier) under carpeting to prevent moisture seepage.’
    • ‘Holding ponds must be sealed to prevent seepage into ground water.’
    • ‘To prevent seepage, you can apply weather stripping around the door or install a fire-rated door.’
    • ‘If ice forms at the roof edge or at the gutter, this shield can prevent seepage back into the framing.’
    • ‘When the river is in flood seepage is occurring at several locations.’
    • ‘In cases of excessive water seepage, a second coat may be needed.’
    • ‘Water losses are through evaporation to the atmosphere and minimal leakage or seepage.’
    • ‘To help prevent leaks, moisture seepage and decay problems, check your roof for weak areas.’
    • ‘However, a spokesperson for the hospital's oncology unit said no seepage occurred.’
    • ‘It consists of mineral salts from the soil or from the concrete itself and is the result of slow moisture seepage through the pavement.’
    • ‘There are flood advisories for areas in the province and warnings about water seepage into basements.’
    • ‘What we want to do is to trap the water by putting borders of rock to slow down the water flow and encourage seepage.’
    oozing, seeping, trickle, trickling, drip, dribble, flow, issuance, discharge, excretion, escape, leak, leakage, drainage, bleeding, sweating, welling, leaching, filtration, percolation, secretion
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    1. 1.1 The quantity of liquid or gas that seeps out.

Pronunciation

seepage

/ˈsiːpɪdʒ/