Leachate



[lee-cheyt] /ˈli tʃeɪt/

noun
1.
a solution resulting from , as of soluble constituents from soil, landfill, etc., by downward percolating ground water:
Leachates in the town’s water supply have been traced to a chemical-waste dump.
/ˈliːtʃeɪt/
noun
1.
water that carries salts dissolved out of materials through which it has percolated, esp polluted water from a refuse tip
n.

1920, from leach + -ate (1).

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