leach definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to eliminate dissolvable or any other constituents from by the activity of a percolating liquid.
    • To vacant; drain: "a world leached of enjoyment, voided of meaning” ( Marilynne Robinson).
    • to eliminate the soluble constituents from by exposing to the action of percolating liquid or any other liquid.
    • To dissolve out; -- frequently used with out.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become dissolved or passed out-by a percolating fluid.
    • To spend the dissolvable constituents by percolation.
  • noun:
    • The work or means of leaching.
    • A porous, perforated, or sievelike vessel that keeps product to-be leached.
    • The compound whereby a liquid is leached.
    • A quantity of timber ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
    • A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
    • Alternative spelling of leech.
    • See 3d leech.
    • A quantity of timber ashes, through which water passes, and therefore imbibes the alkali.
    • A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
    • See leech, your physician.
    • A separation of lye, or alkali in option, as from wood-ashes, by percolation of liquid.
    • The material used for leaching, as wood-ashes.—3. A deep tub with a spigot inserted in the bottom, used in making potash. It holds from 6 to 8 bushels of wood-ashes.
    • See leech.
    • A dish, of varied sorts, served up in cuts. It absolutely was occasionally a jelly flavored with spices.
    • Same as latch.
    • Same as leash.
    • A tank which heated water is passed away through ground bark to get tannin. Also latch.
    • the entire process of leaching
  • verb:
    • To purge a soluble matter off one thing by the activity of a percolating liquid.
    • cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate
    • permeate or penetrate slowly
    • remove substances from by a percolating liquid
  • others:
    • See leech.
    • to scrub or strain by percolation of liquid; treat by downward drainage: because, to create lye by leaching ashes (more familiar utilization of the term); the rains leach a gravelly soil.
    • to get rid of by percolation; deplete away: as, to leach the alkali from wood-ashes.
    • To cut into slices; piece.
    • To extract material from (an ore) by subjecting it to chemical reagents which make the metal into answer.

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