Leach : Definition

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Pronunciation : Leach
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: See 3d Leech.

(Naut.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Leach
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Cf. As. leáh lye, G. lauge. See Lye.]
Definition : 1. A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.

2. A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc. Leach tub, a wooden tub in which ashes are leached.

[Written also letch.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Leach
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Written also leech and letch.]
Definition : 1. To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.

2. To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.

t. [imp. & p. p. Leached; p. pr. & vb. n. Leaching.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Leach
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To part with soluble constituents by percolation.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Leach
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: See Leech, a physician. [Obs.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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