overspill

[ verb oh-ver-spil; noun oh-ver-spil ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈspɪl; noun ˈoʊ vərˌspɪl /
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verb (used without object), o·ver·spilled or o·ver·spilt, o·ver·spill·ing.

to spill over.

noun

the act of spilling over.
something that spills over.
British. overflow.

Nearby words

  1. oversold,
  2. oversolicitous,
  3. oversoul,
  4. overspecialization,
  5. overspend,
  6. overspin,
  7. overspread,
  8. overstaff,
  9. overstand,
  10. overstate

Origin of overspill

First recorded in 1850–55; over- + spill1

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British Dictionary definitions for overspill

overspill

noun (ˈəʊvəˌspɪl)

  1. something that spills over or is in excess
  2. (as modifier)overspill population

verb (ˌəʊvəˈspɪl) -spills, -spilling, -spilt or -spilled

(intr) to overflow
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