Definition of Leach

1. Noun. The process of leaching.

Exact synonyms: Leaching
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process



2. Verb. Cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate.
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Causes: Percolate

3. Verb. Permeate or penetrate gradually. "The fertilizer leached into the ground"
Exact synonyms: Percolate
Generic synonyms: Dribble, Filter, Trickle
Derivative terms: Percolate, Percolation

4. Verb. Remove substances from by a percolating liquid. "Leach the soil"
Exact synonyms: Strip
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

Definition of Leach

1. n. See 3d Leech.

2. n. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.

3. v. t. To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.

4. v. i. To part with soluble constituents by percolation.

5. n. See Leech, a physician.

Definition of Leach

1. Noun. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali. ¹

2. Noun. A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc. ¹

3. Noun. (nautical) (alternative spelling of leech) ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To purge a soluble matter out of something by the action of a percolating fluid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leach

1. to subject to the filtering action of a liquid [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Leach

1. See Leech, a physician. 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. Origin: Cf. As. Leah lye, G. Lauge. See Lye. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Leach

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The account and statement was no discharge of Hopkins & leach on their contract. If the defendant's guaranty of the "performance of the contract" extended ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"[1019 ihe said Dryden leach was never carried before or examined by the said ... And that the entering the house of the said Dryden leach, and searching the ..."

3. Historia Placitorum Coronae: The History of the Pleas of the Crown by Sollom Emlyn, Matthew Hale (1847)
"I leach. 137, 432, 449, 452 Self, State v. 1 Bay, 242, 214, 516' Sellers, People v. 3 Scam. ... 202 Semple's case, 2 leach, 469, 470, 516 Sem pie, R. v. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Ephraim Williams, Dudley Atkins Tyng, Octavius Pickering, Theron Metcalf, Luther Stearns Cushing, Horace Gray, Charles Allen, Albert Gallatin Browne (1864)
"CHARLES ROWLAND versus JOHN leach et al. Tfa plaintiff covenants to sell a house to the defendant for a certain sum, the defendant ..."

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