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Definition 1: the process of leaching - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for leach in the sense of this definition

(leach is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

Definition 2: remove substances from by a percolating liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where leach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • leach the soil

Synonyms for leach in the sense of this definition

(leach is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 3: permeate or penetrate gradually - [verb of motion]

Samples where leach or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fertilizer leached into the ground

Synonyms for leach in the sense of this definition

(leach is a kind of ...) run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream

"water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose" "reports began to dribble in"

Definition 4: cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate - [verb of motion]

(leach is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(leach causes ...) permeate or penetrate gradually

"the fertilizer leached into the ground"

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