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leach away

[for something] to erode or wash away gradually by leaching. The soft sandstone leached away under the constant rains. The flowerpots sat out in the rain, where all the nutrients in the soil leached away.
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leach in (to something)

[for a substance] to seep or penetrate into something. The salt leached into the soil and ruined it. A tremendous amount of salt leached in.
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leach out of something

[for a substance] to seep or drain out of something. All the nutrients leached out of the soil and nothing would grow. The phosphorus leached out of the soil after a few years.
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leach something away (from something)

 and leach something out (of something); leach something out; leach something away
to remove something from something by leaching. The heavy rains leached nutrients away from the soil. The rains leached away the nutrients.
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A fundamental property for the S/S soil-grout columns is the final setting time, since a delay in the S/S mass curing could significantly enhance the leachability of the contaminants.
Depending on the properties of ash and soil, time of interaction in wet conditions the pH of mixture may vary, ultimately affecting the leachability of trace elements.
In the present work we investigated the leachability of sulphur and its different species in the oil shale semicoke in laboratory tests with the aim to understand the behaviour of sulphur in oil shale semicoke during handling and disposal.
Copper-chrome-arsenate wood preservatives: a study of the influence of composition on leachability.
Gustafson DI (1989) Groundwater ubiquity score--a simple method for assessing pesticide leachability.
The DfE Program and electronics industry representatives have also discussed conducting a study of the leachability of silver and other heavy metals from solder alloys, to assess the potential for aquatic toxicity concerns.
This project investigated the leachability of dental fillings when exposed to common oral liquids for an extended period of time and if different liquids affected the leaching process.
ELEMENTAL LEACHABILITY FROM AN INCINERATED SEWAGE SLUDGE AMENDED SOIL, Jeffery Delise, S.
For evaluating the leachability of nylon 6 from the polyimide blend 98% formic acid was chosen as the solvent in which known weight of films were immersed and stirred for 4 h at 100[degrees]C.
EKOR's resistance to aging due to irradiation or chemical attack combined with its adhesiveness and excellent permeability and leachability properties makes it a logical choice for encapsulation of any type, including surface spray or batch mixing.
Utilizing EBPADMA in addition to Bis-GMA as a base monomer and adding moderate amounts of hydrophilic HEMA may be the best route to maximize remineralizing ability of the filler while maintaining low leachability of unreacted monomeric species, i.
A lot of ash testing is done to make sure it meets its leachability characteristics.
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Other milestones were polymeric HALS with reduced leachability from Hoechst A.