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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 of

1. To become dissolved, eroded, or carried out of, by or as 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.
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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 amount of copper in grams leached from treated cubes was obtained by multiplying the copper concentration in each leachate obtained by atomic absorption analysis by the volume of the leachates.
The nitrogen remaining in the leached monoethanolamine treated blocks was much lower than that of the ethylenediamine-treated blocks.
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Lebow (10) reported that factors such as preservative retention, time of exposure, wood species, grain orientation, exposed area of the product, water movement, pH and solubilized organics or inorganics of the leaching media influence the amount of CCA components leached from treated wood.
In a Georgia trial, scientists are adding leached materials to test tubes containing cells that respond to estrogen.
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.
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.
Up to this point, only errors introduced after the samples were leached have been considered.