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leakage

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈliːkɪdʒ/
a situation in which a liquid or gas escapes from an opening in a pipe or container, or the amount that escapes: Continued leakage from the plant means that the river remains polluted.
→  shrinkage
a situation in which secret information is made known: leakage of sth Three different investigations have failed to trace any leakage of information to him.
Translations of “leakage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體或氣體, 洩漏, 滲漏…
in Russian утечка, протечка…
in Turkish akıntı, sızıntı, kaçırma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体或气体, 泄漏, 渗漏…
in Polish przeciekanie, wyciekanie…
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