Definition of spoilage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspoilij/


1The action of spoiling, especially the deterioration of food and perishable goods.
Example sentences
  • The job is generally done on the last or second-to-last day of setup to avoid smelly food spoilage.
  • In order to prevent spoilage wild rice must be dried promptly.
  • This ultra-thin layer of foil eliminates the need for refrigeration and prevents spoilage without using preservatives.
2Waste produced by material being spoiled, especially paper that is spoiled in printing.

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Syllabification: spoil·age

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