Definition of “spillover” - English Dictionary

(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 problem spreading:

Chemotherapy poisons the bad cells, but we know there's spillover, and sometimes the treatment hurts patients.

(Definition of “spillover” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)