follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

leachate

[lee-cheyt] /ˈli tʃeɪt/
noun
1.
a solution resulting from leaching, 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.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; leach1 + -ate2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for leachate
  • The leachate is then pumped into a single double-lined storage lagoon for holding.
British Dictionary definitions for leachate

leachate

/ˈliːtʃeɪt/
noun
1.
water that carries salts dissolved out of materials through which it has percolated, esp polluted water from a refuse tip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for leachate
n.

1920, from leach + -ate (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for leachate

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for leachate

13
14
Scrabble Words With Friends