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overspill

[ verb oh-ver-spil; noun oh-ver-spil ]
/ verb 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞sp瑟l; noun 藞o蕣 v蓹r藢sp瑟l /
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verb (used without object), o路ver路spilled or o路ver路spilt, o路ver路spill路ing.
to spill over.
noun
the act of spilling over.
something that spills over.
British. overflow.
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Origin of overspill

First recorded in 1850鈥55; over- + spill1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use overspill in a sentence

  • The Westerners are the overspill of the enterprising population of the East.

  • A Kaffir tribe to the north-east of the Rooirand had known of it, but they had never worked it, but only collected the overspill.

    Prester John|John Buchan

British Dictionary definitions for overspill

overspill

noun (藞蓹蕣v蓹藢sp瑟l)
  1. something that spills over or is in excess
  2. (as modifier)overspill population
verb (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞sp瑟l) -spills, -spilling, -spilt or -spilled
(intr) to overflow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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