spoilage

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

Origin of spoilage

First recorded in 1590–1600; spoil + -age
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Contemporary Examples of spoilage

  • It will also hide unwanted vegetal flavors and even mask certain types of spoilage.

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    The Great Wine Cover-up

    Keith Wallace

    August 18, 2009

Historical Examples of spoilage


British Dictionary definitions for spoilage

spoilage

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