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leach - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'leach' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Leach [ n.]
- See 3d Leech.
- A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
- A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
- See Leech, a physician.
2 . Leach [ v. i.]
- To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
3 . Leach [ v. t.]
- To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.
- To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.

Meaning of 'leach' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . leach [ v]
Meaning (1):
- remove substances from by a percolating liquid
Example in sentence:
  • leach the soil
Meaning (2):
- permeate or penetrate gradually
Example in sentence:
  • the fertilizer leached into the ground