leach into (something)

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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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and encourages the movement of aluminum -- which is toxic to plants (and to aquatic life if it leaches into streams).