verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- le vau,
- le vau, louis,
- leacock, stephen butler
Origin of leach1
Examples from the Web for leaching
I submit that a regular program of interaction would go miles in leaching partisan poison from the well in Washington.
In many American barnyards much of the manure is lost, partly by leaching and partly by escape of ammonia.
The leaching may carry radionuclides elsewhere, however, possibly causing mild contamination of the water table.Atoms, Nature, and Man|Neal O. Hines
He had the serranos burn whole trees and from the ashes, by percolation through water, produce a leaching of lye.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
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.