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leach

verb [T] uk   us   /liːtʃ/ specialized
[I or T] When a chemical substance leaches or is leached from a material, especially soil, it is removed by the action of water passing through the material: The calcium, potassium, and magnesium ions are leached or washed out of the top soil into lower inaccessible subsoil. [T] When soil, etc. has been leached, it has had chemical substances removed from it: The soil has been so heavily leached through intensive farming that it is no longer fertile.
Translations of “leach”
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂洗,過濾(尤指土壤)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂洗,过滤(尤指土壤)…
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