Leaching

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leaching

  1. The removal of materials in solution from soil, rock, or waste.

  2. Separation or dissolving out of soluble constituents from a porous medium by percolation of water.

    Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Water Data Coordination 1989. The Federal Glossary of Selected Terms: Subsurface Waterflow and Solute Transport.

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