spoilage
noun Date: 1597 1. the act or process of spoiling; especially the process of decay in foodstuffs 2. something spoiled or wasted 3. loss by spoilage

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  • spoilage — [spoil′ij] n. 1. a spoiling or being spoiled 2. something spoiled or the amount spoiled …   English World dictionary

  • spoilage — *Waste, scrap, and defective goods arising from manufacturing processes. Spoilage is not necessarily without value, as the waste, *by products, or defective *output of a *production process can sometimes be sold for *scrap value or reworked. A… …   Auditor's dictionary

  • spoilage — rendering fish unfit for human consumption through the actions of bacteria, moulds, yeasts, etc. Odour, flavour, appearance and texture may be affected. Temperature affects spoilage rate. Fish with a natural low pH like tunas spoil more slowly… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spoilage — /spoy lij/, n. 1. the act of spoiling or the state of being spoiled. 2. material or the amount of material that is spoiled or wasted: The spoilage in today s shipment is much too great. 3. the decay of foodstuffs due to the action of bacteria;… …   Universalium

  • spoilage — noun a) The part of something that has spoiled. To prevent spoilage, store in a cool, dry place. b) The process of spoiling …   Wiktionary

  • spoilage — [[t]spɔ͟ɪlɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT When spoilage occurs, something, usually food, decays or is harmed, so that it is no longer fit to be used. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • spoilage — /ˈspɔɪlɪdʒ/ (say spoylij) noun 1. an act or instance of spoiling: spoilage of fruit on the way to market. 2. that which is spoiled …   Australian English dictionary

  • spoilage — spoil ► VERB (past and past part. spoilt (chiefly Brit. ) or spoiled) 1) diminish or destroy the value or quality of. 2) (of food) become unfit for eating. 3) harm the character of (a child) by being too indulgent. 4) treat with great or… …   English terms dictionary

  • spoilage — Synonyms and related words: biodegradability, biodegradation, breakup, caries, carrion, corrosion, corruption, decay, decomposition, degradability, degradation, dilapidation, disintegration, disorganization, dissolution, dry rot, foulness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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