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Answer for the clue "Extract by percolation", 5 letters:
leach

Alternative clues for the word leach

Remove via percolation

Percolate

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Lixiviate

Hole number?

Dissolve and wash away, as minerals

Separate through percolation

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Drain away

Extract with liquid

Cause filtering

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Cary Grant at birth

Dissolve and be washed away

Word definitions for leach in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADVERB out ▪ Parker and Braden have developed soft acrylic materials where the plasticiser does not leach out , but these have other problems. ▪ I would sweat so hard that my shirt collar turned white from the salt leached...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Leech \Leech\, n. [OE. leche, l[ae]che, physician, AS. l[=ae]ce; akin to Fries. l[=e]tza, OHG. l[=a]hh[=i], Icel. l[ae]knari, Sw. l["a]kare, Dan. l[ae]ge, Goth. l[=e]keis, AS. l[=a]cnian to heal, Sw. l["a]ka, Dan. l[ae]ge, Icel. l[ae]kna, Goth. l[=e]kin[=o]n.]...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 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. 3 (context nautical English) (alternative spelling of leech English) vb. 1 (context transitive English) To purge a soluble...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English leccan "to moisten, water, wet, irrigate," (see leak (v.)). The word disappears, then re-emerges late 18c. in a technological sense in reference to percolating liquids. Related: Leached ; leaching .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the process of leaching [syn: leaching ] v. cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate permeate or penetrate gradually; "the fertilizer leached into the ground" [syn: percolate ] remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil" [syn: strip...

Gazetteer Word definitions in Gazetteer
Population (2000): 220 Housing Units (2000): 94 Land area (2000): 6.229575 sq. miles (16.134524 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.229575 sq. miles (16.134524 sq. km) FIPS code: 41900 Located within: Oklahoma...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Leach may refer to: Leach (surname) Leach, Oklahoma in the United States Leach, Tennessee , an unincorporated community Leach Highway , Western Australia Leach orchid Leach phenotype, a mutation in the gene encoding Glycophorin C Low Energy Adaptive Clustering...

Usage examples of leach.

He had been with Mwynwen frequently, either in his own chambers or her house, resting and leaching out of his body the subliminal aches and slight sickness that extended exposure to iron caused .

The color faded from his eyes, leached away to white and then filled with amaranthine lacking whites, pupils and iris.

In fact making cocaine freebase was so simple that any number of chemicals could be used, the only key element being that you mix your coke with an alkali strong enough to leach off the hydrochloride.

With the compassionate delicacy of a master surgeon, Kharadmon applied the keen edge of his humor to refire the dulled lines leached by pain.

Even their natural color seemed leached, battered to a dulled shade of slate.

She got to her hands and knees, but the color leached out of the world, its deep swallowing green turning gray.

She had a gaunt, wrinkled face and hair leached white by the passage of centuries.

It was not true concrete, however, and seeping rainwater had leached pockets from the material.

It was far outweighed by the physical effects of her recent illness, and what little colour she had leached from her face.

The large volume of water carries minerals from the topsoil down into the subsoil, but in desert environments, soil moisture evaporates more rapidly than it can be leached downward.

The insidious distortions of drake-dreams and the rip currents of primal chaos left a toll of leaching damage.

Weariness compounded the incessant chill, hazing the mind toward dozing sleep and leaching away better judgment.

Not with teeth or claws, but by the much slower poison of leaching your innate free claim to existence.

We clambered to the service road and dropped down into the woods to examine the leaching field that, from the beginning, had formed an unsightly bump in the lawn just beyond the deck.

She had never felt this way before, as if she were wrapped in a weightless cocoon that pulled at her anxieties, leaching them away.