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Definition of seepage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable, usually plural]
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  1. 1the process by which a liquid flows slowly and in small quantities through something; the result of this process Water gradually escapes by seepage through the ground. oil seepages
  2. 2(figurative) This new legislation represents a further seepage of power from the states.
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