AskDefine | Define leaching

Dictionary Definition

leaching n : the process of leaching [syn: leach]

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Verb

leaching
  1. present participle of leach

Extensive Definition

In general, leaching is the extraction of certain materials from a carrier into a liquid (usually, but not always a solvent). Specifically, it may refer to:
  • In cooking, leaching generally refers to Parboiling.
leaching in German: Auslaugung
leaching in Italian: Lisciviazione
leaching in Polish: Ługowanie
leaching in Portuguese: Lixiviação
leaching in Ukrainian: Вилуговування
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