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seepage

[see-pij]
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noun
  1. the act or process of seeping; leakage.
  2. something that seeps or leaks out.
  3. a quantity that has seeped out.
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Origin of seepage

First recorded in 1815–25; seep + -age
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Examples from the Web for seepage

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  • Skip the seepage,” I said unsympathetically, “and give the news.

    Ladies-In-Waiting

    Kate Douglas Wiggin

  • The hot springs are just a seepage point, as Dr. Balgos knows.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Barnyards are often a disgrace through the accumulation of manure and seepage.

  • They found a footprint, and then another, where seepage water had moistened the ground.

    Little Fuzzy

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Fresh water was not to be had except at a place a half-mile from our camp, where there was a seepage spring.

    Crossing the Plains, Days of '57

    William Audley Maxwell


British Dictionary definitions for seepage

seepage

noun
  1. the act or process of seeping
  2. liquid or moisture that has seeped
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Word Origin and History for seepage

n.

1825, from seep + -age.

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