Definition of seepage in English:


Line breaks: seep|age
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːpɪdʒ


[mass noun]
1The slow escape of a liquid or gas through porous material or small holes: the National Rivers Authority was called on to prevent further seepage
More example sentences
  • It consists of mineral salts from the soil or from the concrete itself and is the result of slow moisture seepage through the pavement.
  • The agency had warned that unless seepage through flood walls was prevented, emergency sandbagging would be needed during flood events.
  • What we want to do is to trap the water by putting borders of rock to slow down the water flow and encourage seepage.
1.1The quantity of liquid or gas that seeps out.

Definition of seepage in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
turned backwards