leaky

adjective \ ˈlē-kē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of leaky

leakier; leakiest
: permitting fluid to leak in or out

leakily

play \ˈlē-kə-lē\ adverb

leakiness

play \ˈlē-kē-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of leaky

15th century


LEAKY Defined for English Language Learners

leaky

adjective

Definition of leaky for English Language Learners

  • : having a hole that allows something (such as a liquid or gas) to pass in or out : having a leak


LEAKY Defined for Kids

leaky

adjective \ ˈlē-kē \

Definition of leaky for Students

leakier; leakiest
: letting fluid in or out through a crack or hole
  • a leaky roof

Medical Dictionary

leaky

adjective \ ˈlē-kē \

medical Definition of leaky

: relating to or being a mutant gene that changes the structure of the protein and especially an enzyme that it determines so that some but not all of its biological activity is lost; also : being such a protein with subnormal activity


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