leach Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"leach" in British English

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leachverb [T]

uk   us   /liːtʃ/ specialized
[I or T] When a ​chemicalsubstance leaches or is leached from a ​material, ​especiallysoil, it is ​removed by the ​action of ​waterpassing through the ​material: The ​calcium, ​potassium, and ​magnesiumions are leached or ​washed out of the ​topsoil into ​lowerinaccessiblesubsoil. [T] When ​soil, etc. has been leached, it has had ​chemicalsubstancesremoved from it: The ​soil has been so ​heavily leached through ​intensivefarming that it is no ​longerfertile.
(Definition of leach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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leachverb [I/T]

(of a ​substance) to come out of or be ​removed from another ​substance, esp. ​dirt, by ​passingwater through it
(Definition of leach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leach”
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂洗,过滤(尤指土壤)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂洗,過濾(尤指土壤)…
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