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spill

(spil),
An overflow; a scattering of fluid or finely divided matter.

spill

The unintended release of a fluid from a container or receptacle; hazardous spills include radioactive spills and chemical spills.

spill

(spĭl) [AS. spillan, to squander]
1. To flow out of or release; in medicine, said of a substance that cannot be maintained in the body by one of its organs, esp. the kidneys. In diabetes mellitus, for example, the kidneys spill sugar into the urine. In the nephrotic syndrome, they spill protein.
2. An overflow.

cellular spill

A dissemination of cells through the lymph or the blood resulting in metastasis.

radioactive spill

A release of radioactive materials into the environment.
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For exterior lighting, the design team chose Invue Mesa Area Luminaries, providing spill light control for illuminating the parking lot.
Optics were added to the high-power, 3,000K Cree LEDs within the luminaire to create a tight, 8-deg beam spread that minimizes spill light.
Outside the site's boundary, municipal HPS streetlights spill light onto the sidewalk and plaza for extra walkway illumination.
The solution was to create a theatrical setting with all the excitement and fanfare of a grand premiere, but without spill light beyond the plaza.
When in the open position, the visor acts as a reflector focusing light onto the track and reducing light pollution and spill light.
Because the church is surrounded by residences, Marks wanted to ensure that the new facade lighting wouldn't spill light onto neighboring properties.
Internal house-side shields in the bollards reinforce the memorial boundary and minimize spill light onto the lawn areas.
The luminaires use 175-W metal halide lamps fitted with hoods or grill louvers to control spill light.