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1. The act of flowing or overflowing.
a. The state of being flooded.
b. A body of water, such as a lake or reservoir, formed by usually deliberate flooding.
3. An outflow or overflow.
4. The gradual plastic deformation of a solid body, as by heat.
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1. the act of flowing or overflowing or the state of having overflowed
2. the liquid that flows or overflows
3. (General Physics) a gradual deformation or motion of certain solids, such as asphalt, which flow without fracture
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(ˈfloʊ ɪdʒ)

1. an act of flowing; flow.
2. the state of being flooded.
3. flowing or overflowing liquid.
4. Mech. gradual internal motion or deformation.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flowage - gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat); "rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation"
flow - any uninterrupted stream or discharge
2.flowage - a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area; "many campsites were located near the flowage"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
3.flowage - the act of flooding; filling to overflowing
filling - the act of filling something
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On our first family trip to Castle Rock flowage in 1966, we set out at dawn in the morning fog in a fishing boat powered by my dad's old 2.5 horsepower outboard motor, heading "north" toward the Buckhorn Bridge.
That required variances from the town's wetlands protection bylaw as the project did not comply with its requirements regarding coastal banks, salt marshes or land subject to coastal storm flowage.
This chapter also contains sections on easement concepts such as easement occupancy; floating construction easements; specialty easements, such as flowage easements, aviation easements; and preservation easements, such as historic preservation, scenic view preservation easements, and conservation easements.
This includes landing fees levied by the airport, tiedown or parking fees, convenience charges, flowage fees, etc., and under what circumstances, if any, they may avoid any fees.
Under the conditions of flowage and high oxygen potential of the surface waters the washing and eluvial bleach of deposits took place (Astapov et al., 1979).
He, Flowage Dynamics of Gas Bearing Coal and Gas, China University of Mining and Technology Press, Xuzhou, China, 1995.
This is due to driftage processes from adjacent soil or flowage caused by the domestic and industrial wastes (Al-Lami et al.,1999) or may be due to the presence of huge numbers of phytoplankton (Maulood and Al-Mousawi, 1989).
Johns River gets more sunshines than any other flowage in the state, with 101,000 put in at Lake Poinsett and 101,000 at Lake Washington (both south of S.R.
The values of the clot flowage increase - the E and G indexes increase in the group of Compound I by 1.3 times compared to the control.
For what the airport lacks in terms of throughput weight it makes up for in fuel flowage. Pumping 1.7 million gallons daily into wide-body jets makes the Anchorage Fueling and Service Company a profitable venture for its nineteen air carrier owners, as well as for the privately-owned businesses fueling and offering ground support that service the thirty-one cargo carriers at ANC.
The structures related to salt intrusions include the development of normal fault in the vicinity of Kalabagh Hills that are believed to be gravitational collapse caused by the flowage and upsection migration of Precambrian Salt Range Formation.