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[see-pij] /ˈsi pɪdʒ/
the act or process of seeping; leakage.
something that seeps or leaks out.
a quantity that has seeped out.
Origin of seepage
First recorded in 1815-25; seep + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
  • We realized at last that frozen earth and ice beneath, a barrier to the seepage, made the trouble irremediable.

    The Land of Nome Lanier McKee
  • Springs increase in number and size; likewise belts of seepage make their appearance.

  • There is a thin crevice vegetation that outlines the joint pattern where seepage supplies the venturesome roots with moisture.

British Dictionary definitions for seepage


the act or process of seeping
liquid or moisture that has seeped
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for seepage

1825, from seep + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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