[ spoi-lij ]
/ ˈspɔɪ lɪdʒ /


the act of spoiling or the state of being spoiled.
material or the amount of material that is spoiled or wasted: The spoilage in today's shipment is much too great.
the decay of foodstuffs due to the action of bacteria; rotting: He was concerned about the spoilage of fruit on the way to market.

Nearby words

  1. spohr, ludwig,
  2. spoil,
  3. spoil bank,
  4. spoil for,
  5. spoil ground,
  6. spoiled priest,
  7. spoiler,
  8. spoiler party,
  9. spoilfive,
  10. spoils

Origin of spoilage

First recorded in 1590–1600; spoil + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for spoilage


/ (ˈspɔɪlɪdʒ) /


the act or an instance of spoiling or the state or condition of being spoilt
an amount of material that has been wasted by being spoiltthe spoilage of corn was considerable
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