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seepage

[see-pij] /ˈsi pɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or process of seeping; leakage.
2.
something that seeps or leaks out.
3.
a quantity that has seeped out.
Origin of seepage
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; seep + -age
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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

seepage

/ˈsiːpɪdʒ/
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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