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oil spill

an accidental release of oil into a body of water, as from a tanker, offshore drilling rig, or underwater pipeline, often presenting a hazard to marine life and the environment.
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1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • They pooled together in large groups, like an oil spill in reverse, all this black gathering in one place.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow

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