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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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The nitrogen remaining in the leached monoethanolamine treated blocks was much lower than that of the ethylenediamine-treated blocks.
The loss of copper for the Cu-MH is similar to the observations of Zhang and Kamdem (1999) who reported about 88 percent retention in a dynamic leaching test in which three blocks were leached in 200 ml of distilled water.
It also showed that the mixing of wastes gave leaching results similar to what would be calculated if the wastes were leached separately and the results combined in proper proportions.
The university also tested for total metal content to determine the portion of each metal actually leached from the wastes under the two leaching procedures.
It would be expected to leach compounds and concentrations from the system sand similar to that leached from the core butts and core room wastes.
The core oil system leached the largest number of compounds at the highest concentrations from the system sand.
Up to this point, only errors introduced after the samples were leached have been considered.
When a composite was found to contain either many compounds and/or a high concentration of some compounds, the individual waste components also were leached and analyzed.
The Company believes that the untested leached cap represents an immediate drill target and that the reconnaissance geophysics strongly suggests that a large body of untested sulphide mineralization may exist on the property.
The Second Prospect is a leached and oxidized silica cap, 180m long by 200m wide with grab samples assaying up to 0.
The area of interest could be as large as 1,500 by 2,000 meters and the presence of anomalous copper and highly anomalous molybdenum suggests that the system is copper-bearing and could be strongly leached with the possibility of a secondary enrichment blanket.
The area of interest could be as large as 1,500 by 2,000 meters and the presence of anomalous copper and highly anomalous molybdenum suggests that the system is copper- bearing and could be strongly leached with the possibility of a secondary enrichment blanket.
The Marigold mill processes activated carbon "loaded" with gold leached from oxide ore stacked on Daisy's leach pads.
The long term leach tests are designed to determine how much of the remaining 70% of the gold will be recovered under actual heap leach conditions where the ore is leached for several years.