verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of leach1
Examples from the Web for leaching
Contemporary Examples of leaching
I submit that a regular program of interaction would go miles in leaching partisan poison from the well in Washington.Grill Him Again!
February 3, 2010
Historical Examples of leaching
One cause that appears obvious and easy of acceptance is leaching.
Water undermines by washing away the softer parts and by leaching.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland
Enos A. Mills
This leaching process concentrates these minerals as ore that can be mined.Deserts
A. S. Walker
A good illustration of leaching is found in the manufacture of potash.
It in part prevents the leaching out of the soluble parts of the ash.
Word Origin for leach
Old English leccan "to moisten, water, wet, irrigate," (see leak). The word disappears, then re-emerges late 18c. in a technological sense in reference to percolating liquids. Related: Leached; leaching.