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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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JAGS skipper Grant Murray is literally spilling blood for the cause as Thistle try and turn around their horror season in Division One.
It's always playing to the lowest common denominator, which is a kind of vicarious pleasure in spilling blood.
The president said he was ``willing to find a solution without spilling blood, and without human rights violations by either of the sides involved.
Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to order a decisive strike against terrorists so that people of Pakistan can live in peace as spilling blood on a holy day at a holy place is nothing but completion agenda of enemies of Pakistan.
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.
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.
Mikhail Saakashvili said: "By his resignation, he avoided spilling blood in the country.