Search Result for "leakage":
1. the discharge of a fluid from some container;
- Example: "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"
- Example: "he had to clean up the leak"
[syn: escape, leak, leakage, outflow]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Leakage \Leak"age\, n. [Cf. D. lekkage, for sense 1.] 1. A leaking; also, the quantity that enters or issues by leaking. [1913 Webster] 2. (Com.) An allowance of a certain rate per cent for the leaking of casks, or waste of liquors by leaking. [1913 Webster] 3. (Elec.) A leak; also; the quantity of electricity thus wasted. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
leakage n 1: the discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak" [syn: escape, leak, leakage, outflow]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
78 Moby Thesaurus words for "leakage": ablation, access, admission, break, breakout, consumption, decrease, decrement, deliverance, delivery, depletion, depreciation, dissipation, distillation, drain, dribble, drip, dripping, drippings, drop, emergence, entrance, entree, entry, erosion, escape, escapism, evaporation, evasion, exhaustion, expenditure, extrication, flight, freeing, getaway, import, importation, importing, impoverishment, income, incoming, infiltration, ingoing, ingress, ingression, input, insertion, insinuation, intake, interpenetration, introduction, introgression, intrusion, issuance, issue, jailbreak, leak, leaking, liberation, outlet, penetration, percolation, prisonbreak, reception, release, rescue, riddance, seepage, setting-free, shrinkage, trickle, using, using up, vent, wastage, waste, wearing, wearing awayBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
LEAKAGE. The waste which has taken place in liquids, by their escaping out of the casks or vessels in which they were kept. By the act of March 2, 1799, s. 59, 1 Story's L. U. S, 625, it is provided that there be an allowance of two per cent for leakage, on the quantity which shall appear by the gauge to be contained in any cask of liquors, subject to duty by the gallon and ten per cent on all beer, ale, and porter, in bottles and five per cent on all other liquors in bottles; to be deducted, from the invoice quantity, in lieu of breakage or it shall be lawful to compute the duties on the actual quantity, to be ascertained by tale, at the option of the importer, to be made at the time of entry.