Definition of spoilage in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or process of spoiling, especially the deterioration of food and other perishable goods.

    • ‘Though chocolate milk sales continue to grow, this beverage choice is challenged by a greater incidence of spoilage and a shorter shelf life than unflavored milk.’
    • ‘Among the problems caused by poor communications: excess inventories along the supply chain, misdirected products, unauthorized substitutions and spoilage.’
    • ‘The result was a tomato that ripened well and resisted spoilage longer.’
    • ‘Products are then sampled for quality control; batch samples are retained to check in case of customer complaints of milk spoilage.’
    • ‘Rainfall, good soil and cold winters that allowed farmers to store beets on their farms without spoilage gave growers a competitive edge.’
    • ‘It also helps retard oil spoilage and reduce off-flavor in stored peanut products.’
    • ‘In fact, good silage can lose 15% to 20% of its feed value from fermentation and spoilage under normal conditions.’
    • ‘But scientists have known that calcium - just as it helps keep bones strong - also helps melon rind maintain firmness that protects the fruit against spoilage.’
    • ‘Although pigs will readily consume wet food waste, the high moisture content contributes to spoilage and feeding management problems.’
    • ‘Cool the grain in the fall to reduce condensation and spoilage in the center, and warm the grain in the spring to reduce condensation and spoilage near the bin walls.’
    • ‘If so, extra spoilage will occur where these bales touch because rain, snow, and ice will gather in these spots instead of running off.’
    • ‘The job is generally done on the last or second-to-last day of setup to avoid smelly food spoilage.’
    • ‘This minimizes moisture migration within the grain mass, reducing the chances of condensation and spoilage.’
    • ‘The treatment not only enhances the safety of the fruit, but also extends its shelf life by reducing native microflora that may cause spoilage.’
    • ‘‘Consumers have told us that they wanted a package they could be sure was closed because that's where cheese spoilage comes in, when the package isn't closed right,’ says Gannon.’
    • ‘Schools can especially benefit from the shelf stability of milk products, as the company points out, because such packages help ensure food safety while cutting down on spoilage and waste.’
    • ‘Mattoo's newly modified tomato has some advantages, such as reduced spoilage and increased nutritional and health benefits.’
    • ‘Carbon dioxide is pumped into the dressing, which is mixed before it is added to the curd to displace oxygen and prevent spoilage.’
    • ‘The evolution toward more resealable and recloseable packages that protect products from everything from spillage to spoilage is primarily driven by consumer demand.’
    • ‘In order to prevent spoilage wild rice must be dried promptly.’
    • ‘This ultra-thin layer of foil eliminates the need for refrigeration and prevents spoilage without using preservatives.’
    decay, rotting, going bad, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, festering, perishing
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  • 2Waste produced by material being spoilt, especially paper that is spoilt in printing.

    debris, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, refuse, rubbish, litter, scrap, flotsam and jetsam, lumber, rubble, wreckage
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