Translation of "leach" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /liːtʃ/ us /liːtʃ/ specialized

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.

(Translation of “leach” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)