[ see-pij ]
See synonyms for seepage on
  1. the act or process of seeping; leakage.

  2. something that seeps or leaks out.

  1. a quantity that has seeped out.

Origin of seepage

First recorded in 1815–25; seep + -age

Words Nearby seepage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seepage in a sentence

  • The walls were covered with mildew from the recent rains and the floor damp with seepage water.

    A Woman's Part in a Revolution | Natalie Harris Hammond
  • They said that what little seepage there would be would not hurt anything; the dam answered by showing no seepage at all.

    The Panama Canal | Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • This state of affairs occurs also on sloping uplands which are kept wet by spring water or by seepage water from higher lands.

    The First Book of Farming | Charles L. Goodrich
  • In solitary the day was an ooze, a slimy seepage of light from the bright outer world.

  • Rivulets of seepage and surface water trickled in the most unexpected places as though from snow recently melted.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for seepage


/ (ˈsiːpɪdʒ) /

  1. the act or process of seeping

  2. liquid or moisture that has seeped

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