- leach out alkali from ashes
- soil leached of its salts by torrential rains
- all meaning has been leached from my life
- Nutrients leached out of the soil with rainwater.
Examples of leach in a Sentence
Even a small amount of rain can leach the toxic material from the soil.
Certain kinds of treated wood can leach chemicals into the soil.
The chemical eventually leaches away from the soil.
Recent Examples of leach from the Web
That caused lead from the pipes to leach into water, triggering a health crisis.
Their home isn’t in the contamination advisory zone, but Yee worries the carcinogen could leach into his pipes, too.
The main disparity is that the studies use different assumptions about the rate at which cadmium leaches down into deep soil and out of the reach of crops.
Britain is one of a number of countries where educators and regulators say a litigious, protective culture has gone too far, leaching healthy risks out of childhood.
The city says its water meets federal lead standards and it's treated to prevent lead from leaching from the pipes.
Thus far, 15 current or former state and City of Flint employees have been charged with crimes from misdemeanors to involuntary manslaughter after lead leached into the city’s water when the supply was switched to the Flint River.
If it is concentrated in one place, excessive salt from the ash can leach into the soil and create a harmful environment for plants.
At more than 70 sites across the country, toxins like arsenic, mercury, and radium are leaching into groundwater from pond-like storage pits filled with the sludgy leftovers of coal burning.
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Origin and Etymology of leach
First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
LEACH Defined for English Language Learners
: to remove (a chemical, a metal, etc.) from a substance by the action of a liquid passing through the substance : to release (a chemical, a metal, etc.) when a liquid passes through
of a chemical, a metal, etc. : to be removed from a substance by a liquid passing through the substance
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