Meaning of LEACHING in English



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a. : the process or an instance of separating the soluble components from some material by percolation

b. : the process of extracting tannin by boiling ground-up bark or other vegetable tanning material in water

c. : the process or an instance of removing nutritive or harmful elements from soil by percolation

2. : a product of leaching

swamp water, colored by the leachings of gum, cypress, maple, and juniper — American Guide Series: North Carolina

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