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leach

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verb \ˈlēch\

Medical Definition of leach

  1. 1:  to subject to the action of percolating liquid (as water) in order to separate the soluble components

  2. 2:  to dissolve out by the action of a percolating liquid

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to pass out or through by percolation

leachability \ˌlē-chə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural leachabilities
leachable \ˈlē-chə-bəl\play adjective



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