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leach away

1. To become dissolved, eroded, or carried away, by or as by some percolating liquid. Nutrients in the soil have continued leaching away as the groundwater become more acidic. The calcium in the sandstone leached away over time as water levels rose.
2. To dissolve, erode, or carry something away due to percolation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "leach" and "away." Increasingly acidic water has been leaching away important minerals from the land. Over time, the saltwater leached the limestone away all along the coastline.
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leach in

To enter (some substance or material) through percolation. Rising seas have allowed high concentrations of salt to leach in across these coastal farmlands. After the spill, acids and other toxins began leaching in on the cliffsides.
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leach into (something)

To enter into some substance or material through percolation. Rising seas have allowed high concentrations of salt to leach into the soil across these coastal farmlands. After the spill, acids and other toxins began leaching into the cliffsides these birds call home.
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leach out

1. To become dissolved, eroded, or carried out (of something), by or as if by some percolating liquid. Nutrients have continued leaching out of the soil as the groundwater become more acidic. As water levels rose above the layers of sandstone, calcium slowly leached out over time.
2. To dissolve, erode, or carry something out (of something else) due to percolation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "leach" and "out." Increasingly acidic water has been leaching important minerals out of the land. He said that, over time, the saltwater would leach out the calcium within the limestone.
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leach out of (something)

1. To become dissolved, eroded, or carried out of some substance, by or as if by some percolating liquid. Nutrients have continued leaching out of the soil as the groundwater become more acidic. Calcium leached out of the sandstone over time as water levels continued to rise.
2. To dissolve, erode, or carry something out of due to percolation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "leach" and "out of." Increasingly acidic water has been leaching important minerals out of the land. Over time, the saltwater leached the limestone out of the cliffs along the coastline.
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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.
See also: leach, of, out

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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Unfortunately, this comparison is restricted, since in case of raw fly ash the leaching with distilled water differs from the leaching with distilled water in geopolymer case due to the above mentioned residual leachable alkaline.
Fused silica ceramics are available with various particle size distributions, to permit the manufacture of varied geometries, and they are highly leachable, including by water jet removal.
The total leachable content of [Ca.sup.2+] (the sum of the leachable content of the ion from the first and second extraction cycles) in OSA samples decreased as follows: 1A EF1 > 1A EF1-3 > 8A EF1 > 1A CA > 8[A.sub.mix].
Paleocene lignite related sandstones and calcretes in the adjacent Thar Desert are likely the hosts for leachable uranium.
Ministry of Environment have hired a team of consultants to test the leachable cadmium levels of the fly ash from July and August deposited at Cache Creek, Henderson said.
UV spectra of the effluents from the resins also indicate that there were no additional leachable organics present in the resins obtained from the unwashed copolymers when compared with the resins obtained from the washed copolymers.
Mumbai, May 4 -- Intertek India today announced the opening of its new analytical Lab, specialized in conducting extractable and leachable studies in Mumbai.
Leachable metal concentrations were determined using the TCLP test as per USEPA method 1311 (Metcalf et al, 2003).
Data reported from an aqua regia leach should be considered as representing only the leachable portion of the particular sample.
These tests largely consist of numerical limits for leachable substances and organic content, along with limit values for some key contaminants.
* Leachable and extractable (L&E) data and supplier 'ownership' of the materials, and disposable construction to ensure high performance, lot build and supply chain traceability.
Extractable and leachable assessment of all materials, especially from elastomeric and plastic components, forms an integral part of the submission for approval of a new drug system or medical device.
Update on undertaking extractable and leachable testing.
Ihus, the authors suggest that plastic resins or products should be extracted with more polar (e.g., saline) and less polar (e.g., ethanol) solutions and exposed to common-use stresses to reliably detect leachable chemicals having EA.