Leach (?), n. Naut.

See 3d Leech.

 

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Leach, n. [Written also letch.] [Cf. As. le�xa0;h lye, G. lauge. See Lye.]

1.

A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.

2.

A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.

Leach tub, a wooden tub in which ashes are leached.

 

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Leach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leached (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaching.] [Written also leech and letch.]

1.

To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.

2.

To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.

 

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Leach, v. i.

To part with soluble constituents by percolation.

 

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Leach, n.

See Leech, a physician.

[Obs.]

 

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