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Webster 1828 Edition


Spilling

SPILL'ING

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ppr.
Suffering to fall or run out, as liquids; shedding.

Definition 2022


spilling

spilling

English

Noun

spilling (countable and uncountable, plural spillings)

  1. The act of dropping or spreading out of a fluid or particles.
    • 2005, Margaret E. Owens, Stages of Dismemberment (page 58)
      Such a notion identified woman with breaches in boundaries, with lack of shape or definition, with openings and exudings and spillings forth.
  2. (figuratively) The action of spreading out in the manner of a fluid.

Verb

spilling

  1. present participle of spill

Icelandic

Etymology

From spilla (to corrupt) + -ing.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɪtliŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtliŋk

Noun

spilling f (genitive singular spillingar, no plural)

  1. corruption

Declension