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An overflow; a scattering of fluid or finely divided matter.
spillThe 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.
A dissemination of cells through the lymph or the blood resulting in metastasis.
A release of radioactive materials into the environment.