leach vs leech

leach leech


  • 1) nautical Alternative spelling of leech.
  • 2) A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
  • 3) A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
  • 4) A porous, perforated, or sievelike vessel that holds material to be leached.
  • 5) The act or process of leaching.
  • 6) The substance through which a liquid is leached.
  • 7) obsolete See leech, a physician.
  • 8) (Naut.) See 3d leech.
  • 9) a wooden tub in which ashes are leached.
  • 10) The material used for leaching, as wood-ashes.—3. A deep tub with a spigot inserted in the bottom, used in making potash. It holds from 6 to 8 bushels of wood-ashes.
  • 11) A tank in which hot water is passed through ground bark to obtain tannin. Also latch.
  • 12) See leech.
  • 13) Same as latch.
  • 14) A dish, of various kinds, served up in slices. It was sometimes a jelly flavored with spices.
  • 15) Same as leash.
  • 16) A separation of lye, or alkali in solution, as from wood-ashes, by percolation of water.
  • 17) transitive To purge a soluble matter out of something by the action of a percolating fluid.
  • 18) cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate
  • 19) remove substances from by a percolating liquid
  • 20) Seeleech.
  • 21) To empty; drain.
  • 22) To be dissolved or passed out by a percolating liquid.
  • 23) To remove soluble or other constituents from by the action of a percolating liquid.
  • 24) To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
  • 25) To dissolve out; -- often used with out.
  • 26) To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid.


  • 1) nautical The vertical edge of a square sail.
  • 2) nautical The aft edge of a triangular sail.
  • 3) An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis.
  • 4) paganism A healer.
  • 5) archaic A physician.
  • 6) A person who derives profit from others, in a parasitic fashion.
  • 7) Any of various chiefly aquatic carnivorous or bloodsucking annelid worms of the class (or subclass) Hirudinea, of which one species (Hirudo medicinalis) was formerly widely used by physicians for therapeutic bloodletting.
  • 8) Archaic A physician.
  • 9) The after edge of a fore-and-aft sail.
  • 10) One that preys on or clings to another; a parasite.
  • 11) Either vertical edge of a square sail.
  • 12) Archaic A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing.
  • 13) a less powerful European leech (Hæmopis vorax), commonly attacking the membrane that lines the inside of the mouth and nostrils of animals that drink at pools where it lives.
  • 14) (Surg.) A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.
  • 15) a line attached to the leech ropes of sails, passing up through blocks on the yards, to haul the leeches by.
  • 16) that part of the boltrope to which the side of a sail is sewed.
  • 17) (Naut.) The border or edge at the side of a sail.
  • 18) See 2d leach.
  • 19) (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species.
  • 20) carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
  • 21) A physician; a medical practitioner; a professor of the art of healing.
  • 22) Nautical, the perpendicular or sloping edge of a sail.
  • 23) Figuratively, one who, as it were, sucks the blood or steals the substance of his victim, or persistently holds on for sordid gain.
  • 24) An aquatic, more or less parasitic, and blood-sucking worm; a suctorial or discophorous annelid of the order Hirudinea.
  • 25) transitive To drain (resources) without giving back.
  • 26) transitive To apply a leech medicinally, so that it sucks blood from the patient.
  • 27) To bleed with leeches.
  • 28) To attach oneself to another in the manner of a leech.
  • 29) To drain the essence or exhaust the resources of.
  • 30) Archaic To treat as a surgeon; to doctor.
  • 31) See leach, v. t.
  • 32) To bleed by the use of leeches.


  • 1) The ground coral was as blanched as Mrs Saito's face, and seemed to leach all pigment from the surrounding trees.
  • 2) Trees on top of or even near septic tanks, sewer lines or in leach fields are to be avoided.
  • 3) My understanding of the BPA issue is that BPA may leach from the polycarbonate after long use or repeated exposure to high and low temps.
  • 4) [133] The origin of the word leach (physician), which has puzzled some inquirers, is from lids or leac, a body.
  • 5) They were already running one of these so-called leach mines near Corpus Christi.
  • 6) BPA has been shown to leach, which is a serious problem because it messes with hormones, disrupting them.
  • 7) I pay and you leach, that is why he is prez for a while, T-minus 31 months and counting.
  • 8) THIS PIECE OF WORK FOR ANY EVENT, AUDITION, ETC. "party in the usa" @ studio 429 featuring cassidy worley, margot leach, jacki lewis, tanner clark, keara geckeler, and bianca vallar.
  • 9) ‘Soluble minerals are leached from soils on upper slopes, move down the slope, and are often deposited at the foot of the slope.’
  • 10) ‘When they looked at the data from their 1995-2001 study and saw how much nitrate was being leached from the soil, they realized just how important it is to manage drainage systems carefully.’
  • 11) ‘In the processes generally known as bioleaching, stress-hardy bacteria, which can get all their nutrient requirements from the air and the minerals to be leached, are typically employed to oxidise ores to a more soluble state.’
  • 12) ‘One drawback of organic-based products is the tendency of chemicals to leach from the matrix material, leaving parts of the surface unprotected.’
  • 13) ‘Brackish and ocean waters may contain large quantities of sodium chloride as well as many other soluble compounds leached from the crust of the earth.’
  • 14) ‘The pad is used to store a mound of ore through which chemicals percolate to leach out the gold ore, which is then collected and processed into bullion.’
  • 15) ‘The small chloride ion can also sometimes work its way past protective coatings and leach out soluble iron chloride salts, exposing new surfaces for attack.’
  • 16) ‘Precious metals, such as platinum and gold, which may be present on the PCB, can also be leached and recovered electrochemically and reused.’
  • 17) ‘The other attraction of these materials, which were developed in the 1970s, is that they continuously leach fluoride and so can help reduce the incidence of recurrent caries.’
  • 18) ‘This, combined with nutrients being leached out of the soils by high rainfall, may cause weakness in some plants and nutrient deficiency, particularly in sandy soils.’
  • 19) ‘In Australia, Mangareva, parts of the U.S. Southwest, and many other locations, most of the nutrients had already been leached out of the soil by rainfall.’
  • 20) ‘If rainfall or irrigation is excessive, nitrate will be leached below the plant?’
  • 21) ‘It will stop rain leaching nutrients from the soil over the winter, and as it rots down it will improve the soil's texture and fertility quite naturally.’
  • 22) ‘The sort of feed may have to change, because the wetter winters will probably result in nutrients being leached out of the soil at a faster rate.’
  • 23) ‘The key, once you've cleared a patch of ground, is to get something sown or planted to fill the vacuum: otherwise the winter wet will leach nutrients from the soil, and the weeds will undo your good work in a matter of weeks.’
  • 24) ‘More recently they have speculated that acid rain robs trees of this vital nutrient by leaching it from the soil and by mobilizing aluminum, which interferes with calcium uptake by roots.’
  • 25) ‘Polyurethane is a fully reacted polymer in which every molecule bonds with another so it is chemically inert, which keeps it from oxidizing or leaching chemicals, theoretically extending tire life.’
  • 26) ‘Humus being highly colloidal, has the ability to adsorb and retain for future plant use many of the ions such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphates and ammonia which might be leached from the soil and lost in drainage.’
  • 27) ‘He concluded that the pseudomorphs were derived when rainwater penetrating the near-surface layers leached out the sodium carbonate from the original shortite, leaving behind calcium carbonate.’
  • 28) ‘#6 Polystyrene can leach styrene, a possible human carcinogen that may also interfere with hormones.’
  • 29) ‘Millions of people in the Himalayas and Andes suffer from goitre and cretinism as glaciation, heavy rainfall and melting snow regularly leach mountain soils of their iodine content.’
  • 30) ‘Both field evidence and binocular microscope inspection of the sediment from East Avenue Range indicate that the sediment is highly leached.’


  • 1) Happiness leeches are often less emphatic when they feel that others recognise their views.
  • 2) Happiness leeches spread their bad behaviour.
  • 3) The Government must sort out leeches likes these.
  • 4) But this alteration leeches away the story's moral implications.
  • 5) And Dick Cheney, you fuckin leech, tell them your plans
  • 6) New research sponsored by the National Science Foundation shows that the well-known medicinal leech is actually comprised up at least 3 different species.
  • 7) I knew Michael Kelly, who was the first journalist to die in Iraq, and I can tell you he was NOT a "leech" -- and I can assure he was not doing it for his personal enrichment.
  • 8) He saps their intelligence from them like a brain leech.
  • 9) Havelok, that he might call a leech to heal his wounds, for if the stranger merchant should live Jarl Ubbe would without fail dub him knight; and when the leech had seen the wounds he said the patient would make a good and quick recovery.
  • 10) Rustem exerted every muscle to shake off his opponent; but the leech was the stronger, for the Masdakite was weakened by fever and loss of blood.
  • 11) The temple where, in the fore-court, Paaker was waiting, and where the priest had disappeared to call the leech, was called the "House of Seti"
  • 12) Rustem exerted every muscle to shake off his opponent; but the leech was the stronger, for the
  • 13) ‘The rhynchobdellids are strictly aquatic leeches that have small, porelike mouths in the oral sucker.’
  • 14) ‘While at rest, the medicinal leech lies under large objects on the shoreline, partially out of water.’
  • 15) ‘It's a bit of a shame, especially as the leeches used for therapy sessions aren't your average leeches.’
  • 16) ‘The study also shows that wild European medicinal leeches are at least three distinct species, not one.’
  • 17) ‘Tiger balm is great because it is easy to carry in your pocket, it's not messy and the leeches hate it.’
  • 18) ‘The leech is invaluable in microsurgery when faced with the difficulties of reattaching minute veins.’
  • 19) ‘In the mid-1970s leeches revolutionized the live-bait business in nearby Minnesota and Wisconsin.’
  • 20) ‘For over 2000 years, leeches were needlessly applied for many ailments as an adjunct to blood letting.’
  • 21) ‘Like people, leeches do not always draw blood first time, and some have to be coaxed into biting.’
  • 22) ‘But some of these operations might have failed if leeches had not been reintroduced into the operating room.’
  • 23) ‘The key to identification of leeches covers several features, including the number and placement of the eyes.’
  • 24) ‘Most of the leeches found in our lakes are parasites feeding on the body fluids of fish.’
  • 25) ‘In 1833 alone, French doctors imported 41.5 million leeches - a measure of the prevalence of bleeding.’
  • 26) ‘At the turn of the century, health care seems to have come light years from the days of leeches, country-side doctors and a lack of remedies for ailments such as polio, rubella and the German measles.’
  • 27) ‘Ever since doctors were using leeches, policy makers have been leveraging the threat of a medical crisis as a tool to change our minds.’
  • 28) ‘And we don't get treated at the doctors with leeches anymore!’
  • 29) ‘He lay in his elaborately curtained bed dying of the fever and from the leeches the doctors attached to various parts of his body to suck his blood.’
  • 30) ‘Once considered a symbol of the practices of medieval physicians, medical leeches have emerged as a useful component of certain modern therapeutic protocols.’
  • 31) ‘He says today's development economics is like eighteenth-century medicine, when doctors would use leeches to draw blood from their patients and half the time kill them in the process.’
  • 32) ‘You get well, the leech gets fed, and everyone lives happily ever after.’
  • 33) ‘These adversaries were leeches, cowards who feed on the weak and helpless.’
  • 34) ‘Robby had always known that the business was filled with leeches and liars - confused, timid men and women whose only chance of achieving success was to latch onto someone who had been deemed successful by others.’
  • 35) ‘Those people who operate these servers… are parasites leeching off the creativity of others.’
  • 36) ‘The main limitation I see is that society would not work if everyone leeched off it in this way.’
  • 37) ‘If you want to leech off someone's Wi-fi to download the update, drive by my house and leech off mine.’
  • 38) ‘I've seen a few of the files on various torrent sites, they are being leeched on by the thousand.’
  • 39) ‘Piggybacking or leeching on timely news is common as well, making it harder still to have any lasting impact.’
  • 40) ‘It does the same thing, but instead leeches off of political opinions and events.’
  • 41) ‘Is there a simple way that I can monitor traffic to see if any neighbors are leeching off of my connection?’
  • 42) ‘They are not to be manipulated or leeched off of for more than what they freely offer.’
  • 43) ‘What I was thinking of with Wyatt would be an ability to leech off anyone around him.’

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