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oil spill (ɔɪl spɪl) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (ecology) a release of oil into the environment, either leaked or discharged from a ship, lorry, truck etc   ⇒ The major environmental impacts so far have come from normal activities, rather than catastrophic oil spills.

Example Sentences Including 'oil spill'

Ellie had removed the deerstalker and was actually looking simply ruddy, rather than like the unfortunate survivor of a burning oil spill.
Jenny Colgan LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)

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