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[floh-ij] /ˈfloʊ ɪdʒ/
an act of flowing; flow.
the state of being flooded.
flowing or overflowing water, or other liquid.
Mechanics. gradual internal motion or deformation.
Origin of flowage
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; flow + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A monopoly will give us settled prices and control of the flowage.

  • It is extremely difficult to set limits to the effect of such a flowage.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • The water power has a fall of eighteen feet and a flowage of about three miles.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • flowage is often beautifully expressed by the arrangement of the slender laths of feldspar.

    Mount Rainier

  • On these marshes, wherever the flowage is killing the grass, the vine is rapidly spreading, without transplanting.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • A sixty foot channel has been left through the flowage for slucing logs.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The chartered operators control the flowage completely, opening and shutting gates at their pleasure.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • The flowage vastly increased the extent of the deadwater, slowing the logs of the independents, whose towage methods were crude.

  • We have in mind now, the common case of water temporarily raised, by Winter flowage or by Summer freshets.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
British Dictionary definitions for flowage


the act of flowing or overflowing or the state of having overflowed
the liquid that flows or overflows
a gradual deformation or motion of certain solids, such as asphalt, which flow without fracture
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