Definition of Spoilage

1. Noun. The amount that has spoiled.

Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity



2. Noun. The process of becoming spoiled.
Exact synonyms: Spoiling
Generic synonyms: Decay
Specialized synonyms: Mildew, Mold, Mould, Souring
Derivative terms: Spoil, Spoil

3. Noun. The act of spoiling something by causing damage to it. "Her spoiling my dress was deliberate"
Exact synonyms: Spoil, Spoiling
Generic synonyms: Injury
Derivative terms: Spoil, Spoil, Spoil, Spoil

Definition of Spoilage

1. Noun. The part of something that has spoiled. ¹

2. Noun. The process of spoiling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spoilage

1. something that is spoiled or wasted [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spoilage

spodosol
spodosols
spods
spodumene
spodumenes
spoffish
spoffy
spoil
spoil-sport
spoil-sports
spoil five
spoil heap
spoil the ship for a hap'orth of tar
spoilable
spoilables
spoilage (current term)
spoilages
spoilation
spoiled
spoiled brat
spoiled brats
spoiler
spoiler effect
spoiler effects
spoiler space
spoilered
spoilerific
spoilers
spoilfive
spoilful

Literary usage of Spoilage

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1. Manufacturing Costs and Accounts by Alexander Hamilton Church (1917)
"Waste is not quite the same thing as spoilage, though the line is hard to define. spoilage is always accidental, though a certain percentage of spoilage may ..."

2. Essentials of Industrial Costing by George Simpson Armstrong (1921)
"It must first be reported and that is accomplished by means of the spoilage Slip illustrated in Figure 29. This slip is costed as shown and the charge for ..."

3. Canning and Preserving of Food Products with Bacteriological Technique: A by Edward Wiley Duckwall (1905)
"Laboratory Work on spoilage Cases. spoilage Due to Poor Tin Plate. spoilage Due to Imperfect ... Method of Determining Cause of spoilage, Whether Leaks or ..."

4. The Microbiology and Microanalysis of Foods by Albert Schneider (1920)
"This is certainly a fruitful source of canned food spoilage. ... (c) Pre-processing spoilage. Unprincipled canners have put up food which they knew to be ..."

5. The Microbiology and Microanalysis of Foods by Albert Schneider (1920)
"This is certainly- a fruitful source of canned food spoilage. ... (d) Post-processing spoilage.—This is wholly due to insufficient or inadequate processing, ..."

6. Business Costs by De Witt Carl Eggleston, Frederick Bertrand Robinson (1921)
"spoilage and Lost Time.— A certain amount of spoiled work results from ... Factory reports for the period give the amount of spoilage and lost time as ..."

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