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leach

noun (n)

  • the process of leaching (noun.process)
    Synonym: leaching
    source: wordnet30
  • See 3d Leech. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • See Leech, a physician. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • permeate or penetrate gradually (verb.motion)
    Synonym: percolate
    Example:
    The fertilizer leached into the ground.
    source: wordnet30
  • remove substances from by a percolating liquid (verb.change)
    Synonym: strip
    Example:
    Leach the soil.
    source: wordnet30
  • To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To part with soluble constituents by percolation. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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