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Synonyms of 'leach'

(verb) 
Definition
to remove or be removed from a substance by a liquid passing through it
Minerals leach from the soil much faster on cleared land.
Synonyms
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strain
Strain the stock and put it back in the pan.
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drain
The water drained away.
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filter
Water filtered through the peat.
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seep
Radioactive water had seeped into underground reservoirs.
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percolate
Water cannot percolate through the clay.
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filtrate
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lixiviate (chemistry)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of drain
Definition
to flow (away) or filter (off)
The water drained away.
Synonyms
flow out,
well out,
effuse
in the sense of filter
Definition
to remove or separate (particles) from (a liquid or gas) by a filter
Water filtered through the peat.
in the sense of percolate
Definition
to pass or filter through very small holes
Water cannot percolate through the clay.

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