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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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Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar said that to carry out their drama of holding of elections, the occupation authorities had not only turned Kashmir into a garrison, but were spilling blood of innocent people on the streets.
In a statement, Hussain said the anti-state elements, while stoking the sectarian strife amidst critical situation in the country, are spilling blood of innocent people, adding these terrorists are opposed to the ideologies of Quaid-e-Azam.
But Broadhurst said: "I was five under after 10, which looks good, but I wasn't swinging well at all and it felt rotten - I was spilling blood on the way in and the last few holes were a real struggle.
Mikhail Saakashvili said: "By his resignation, he avoided spilling blood in the country.
``By his resignation,he avoided spilling blood in the country.
"Spilling blood of the armed forces will nudge them be much more determined to clear Egypt of the treacherous violence and terrorism." The military mourned those who have fallen in the service MENA earlier said the attack occurred on a road stretching from Suez to central Sinai early on Sunday.
"I don't think any of the riders finished without spilling blood. I fractured my right ankle about 60 kilometres from the finish and it was pretty sore.
He said: ``Tony Blair has talked about spilling blood but it will be the blood of constituents from across Merseyside serving in the armed forces that will be spilt.''