leach
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leach
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dissolve out by percolation)
a. lixiviar
The nutritionist said that the artificial coloring in soda may leach calcium from our bones.La nutricionista dijo que el colorante artificial de los refrescos puede lixiviar el calcio de los huesos.
2. (to cause to percolate through)
a. filtrar
To obtain lye, you can leach water through wood ash.Para obtener lejía, se puede filtrar agua a través de cenizas de madera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to pass out by percolation)
a. lixiviar
There is evidence that lead has leached from the soil and wound up in certain tea leaves.Hay pruebas de que ha lixiviado plomo del suelo para terminar en ciertas hojas de té.
4. (to percolate through)
a. filtrarse
With excess irrigation, the water that leaches through the substrate may carry away nutrients.Con excesivo riego, el agua que se filtra a través del sustrato puede arrastrar los nutrientes.
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leach [liːtʃ]
transitive verb
lixiviar
intransitive verb
lixiviarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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