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leachate

[lee-cheyt]
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noun
  1. a solution resulting from leaching, as of soluble constituents from soil, landfill, etc., by downward percolating ground water: Leachates in the town's water supply have been traced to a chemical-waste dump.
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Origin of leachate

First recorded in 1930–35; leach1 + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for leachate

leachate

noun
  1. water that carries salts dissolved out of materials through which it has percolated, esp polluted water from a refuse tip
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Word Origin and History for leachate

n.

1920, from leach + -ate (1).

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