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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of ruining something by causing damage to it; The process of becoming rotten; The amount that has gone bad.

Usage examples (34)
  • Add in states too shy to report to Washington, the total "spoilage" jumps to a rotten 1,389,231.
  • This "spoilage" has occurred for decades, but it reached unprecedented heights in the last two presidential elections.
  • In the primaries and in 2006, the "spoilage" and blank ( "undervote") totals were horrific.
  • There is every reason to believe the "spoilage" total will be as high as in the 2004 election. for more
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