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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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The GCC chief, during the meeting, renewed support for the UN envoy's efforts "aimed at making success in the Yemeni consultations hosted by Kuwait for restoring security and stability to Yemen and stop spilling blood of the brotherly people.
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.
But we must remember the terrifying suffering on the other side of the wire, and spilling blood on this scale will prove self-defeating.
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.
JAGS skipper Grant Murray is literally spilling blood for the cause as Thistle try and turn around their horror season in Division One.
By his resignation,he avoided spilling blood in the country.
Mr Wareing said: ``When Blair talks of spilling blood you can be sure it won't be his own blood that will be spilt, but that of my constituents, because of the high proportion of young Merseysiders in the armed forces.