Definition of spillage in English:



  • 1The action of spilling a liquid, or the fact of a liquid being spilled.

    ‘packages are sealed to prevent spillage’
    ‘data collection from sites of oil spillage’
    • ‘He is already wearing his uniform with full-sleeve painting apron on top to alleviate potential porridge spillages.’
    • ‘Toxic waste spillage has caused the inhabitants of a nearby spider farm to grow to enormous sizes.’
    • ‘This dose would elicit maximal insulin response with minimal glucose spillage to urine.’
    • ‘Another incident of spillage from the pipeline occurred close to the north-west corner of the field.’
    • ‘Take your time, and avoid spillages of blood or body fluids.’
    1. 1.1A quantity of liquid that has spilled or been spilled.
      ‘be proactive in cleaning up any spillages’
      • ‘Concerned residents were told that the spillage was cleaned up as quickly as possible.’
      • ‘Examination by sight alone revealed spillage.’
      • ‘Ensure the concentrate and all spillages are contained within an area that drains back into the dip bath.’
      • ‘As well as the igniting of oil wells, there was enormous spillage of oil into the Gulf.’
      • ‘If the contents were under pressure, the spillage could be significant.’