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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for seepage

drainage, infiltration, discharge, flow, percolation

Examples from the Web for seepage

Contemporary Examples of seepage

Historical Examples of seepage

  • Skip the seepage,” I said unsympathetically, “and give the news.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for seepage



the act or process of seeping
liquid or moisture that has seeped
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Word Origin and History for seepage

1825, from seep + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper