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Meaning of LEACH

Pronunciation:  leech

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

LEACH is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Leach\, n. (Naut.)
    See 3d {Leech}.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \Leach\, v. i.
    To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
  5. \Leach\, n.
    See {Leech}, a physician. [Obs.]
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