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[ lee-kij ]


  1. an act of leaking; leak.
  2. something that leaks in or out.
  3. the amount that leaks in or out.
  4. Commerce. an allowance for loss by leaking.
  5. Physics, Electricity. the loss of all or part of a useful agent, as of the electric current that flows through an insulator leakage current or of the magnetic flux that passes outside useful flux circuits leakage flux.


/ ˈliːkɪdʒ /


  1. the act or an instance of leaking
  2. something that escapes or enters by a leak
  3. commerce an allowance made for partial loss (of stock, etc) due to leaking
  4. physics
    1. an undesired flow of electric current, neutrons, etc
    2. ( as modifier )

      leakage current

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Word History and Origins

Origin of leakage1

First recorded in 1480–90; leak + -age

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Example Sentences

The FDA has regulated microwave manufacturing since the ’70s to make sure models are protected against leakage.

These are best for most situations where privacy, isolation, and less noise leakage are important, whether at a recording studio or in a library.

There is leakage from the ceiling when it rains you can taste the mold in the air.

What’s happening now is more than the standard leakage and naturally if it lasts a long time, it will require supplies of extra air to the station.

While the ad server does have access to that data, Dovekey proposes there will be policies or restrictions in place to ensure there is no leakage.

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According to Russianoff, leakage is as much a problem on the platforms as it is are inside the cars.

But Clapper  has also failed fundamentally to stanch the leakage of secrets so emblematic of his tenure atop the community.

The water in them was first served out, on account of leakage.

If this leakage can be seen where it discharges, then the trouble can be rectified.

A residual product of this dish is a sort of hard-bake toffee, formed by the leakage of jam from the chupatties.

The leakage takes place, if not along cracks, through capillary channels, which are everywhere present in sea-ice.

The tops of these arches were covered with stones, rushes and bitumen, and plates of lead, to prevent leakage.


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