spillover Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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spillovernoun [C]

uk   /ˈspɪlˌəʊ.vər/  us   /-ˌoʊ.vɚ/ mainly US

spillover noun [C] (LIQUID)

an ​amount of ​liquid that has ​become too much for the ​object that ​contains it and ​flows or ​spreads out: The spillover from the ​adjacentriverflooded the ​lowerfields.

spillover noun [C] (EFFECTS)

the ​effects of an ​activity that have ​spreadfurther than was ​originallyintended: We are now ​witnessing a spillover of the ​war into ​neighbouringregions.
(Definition of spillover from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spillovernoun [U]

 us   /ˈspɪlˌoʊ·vər/
an ​effect that ​results from a ​problemspreading: Chemotherapy ​poisons the ​badcells, but we ​know there's spillover, and sometimes the ​treatmenthurtspatients.
(Definition of spillover from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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