Definitions for: Leach


[n] the process of leaching
[v] remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"
[v] permeate; penetrate gradually; of liquids
[v] cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate



Webster (1913) Definition: Leach, n. (Naut.)
See 3d Leech.


Leach, n. [Written also letch.] [Cf. As. le['a]h lye,
G. lauge. See Lye.]
1. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and
thus imbibes the alkali.

2. A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.

Leach tub, a wooden tub in which ashes are leached.


Leach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leached; p. pr. & vb. n.
Leaching.] [Written also leech and letch.]
1. To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to
the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to
leach ashes or coffee.

2. To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out
alkali from ashes.


Leach, v. i.
To part with soluble constituents by percolation.


Leach, n.
See Leech, a physician. [Obs.]

Synonyms: leaching, percolate, strip

See Also: action, activity, dribble, filter, leach, natural action, natural process, remove, remove, take, take, take away, take away, trickle, withdraw, withdraw

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