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spill

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

The unintended release of a fluid from a container or receptacle; hazardous spills include radioactive spills and chemical spills.
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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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Water level in Magat Dam in Cagayan was at 188.60m, nearing its spilling level of 190.00m.
In tanker disasters, the Amoco Cadiz ran aground off the coast of France in 1978, spilling 68.7 million gallons of oil, six times as much as the Valdez.
A pipeline belonging to a Texas-based oil company burst, spilling 100,000 gallons of crude oil into a storm drain near Santa Barbara, California.
Coast Guard's estimates, at least 2.6 million or more gallons of crude oil could have spilled out since the April 20 blast and with 200,000 gallons spilling out every day, by the time the leak is plugged, around 6-7 million gallons will have spilled into the ocean.