Adjective "Leaching" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Leaching


    Definition:

    1. to dissolve out soluble constituents from (ashes, soil, etc.) by percolation.

    2. to cause (water or other liquid) to percolate through something. verb (used without object)

    3. (of ashes, soil, etc.) to undergo the action of percolating water.

    4. to percolate, as water. noun

    5. the act or process of leaching.

    6. a product or solution obtained by leaching; leachate.

    7. the material leached.

    8. a vessel for use in leaching.

    Origin:
    leach

    Examples:

    "chemicals can be leaching."