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  • v. Present participle of leach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lixiviation.
  • n. The process of obtaining tannin from bark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of leaching


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