What is leach?

  • (verb): Permeate or penetrate gradually.
    Synonyms: percolate
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "leach":

  • (noun): The process of leaching.
    Synonyms: leaching
  • (verb): Cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate.
  • (verb): Remove substances from by a percolating liquid.
    Example: "Leach the soil"
    Synonyms: strip

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    Your preschool child will chatter endlessly to you. If you half-listen and half-reply the whole conversation will seem, and become, tediously meaningless for both of you. but if you really listen and really answer, he will talk more and what he says will make more sense.
    —Penelope Leach (20th century)

    Grown-up people do very little and say a great deal.... Toddlers say very little and do a great deal.... With a toddler you cannot explain, you have to show. You cannot send, you have to take. You cannot control with words, you have to use your body.
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