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spillover

noun [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 adjacent river flooded the lower fields.

spillover noun [C] (EFFECTS)

the effects of an activity that have spread further than was originally intended: We are now witnessing a spillover of the war into neighbouring regions.
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