The correct answer is extract.


A. dehydrate
B. extract by water or other liquid
C. cling to another for personal gain
D. absorb moisture

The correct answer is (B) To extract substances by the percolation of water or other liquids through materials, such as soil or ore; to make liquid percolate through some material in order to remove soluble materials; to subject material to the action of percolating liquid. Also, to wash soluble matter away.

Leach comes from Old English leccan (to water, irrigate).

Examples of use:

  • The chemist used acid to leach the substance from the ore.
  • The river has been polluted by chemicals leached from chemical fertilizers.

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