leach - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] science 

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/liːtʃ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyleach
he/she/itleaches
present participleleaching
past tenseleached
past participleleached
  1. to remove a chemical or mineral from something such as soil as a result of water passing through it, or to be removed by this process