leachy

/lee"chee/, adj., leachier, leachiest.
allowing water to percolate through, as sandy or rocky soil; porous.
[1840-50, Amer.; LEACH1 + -Y1]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Leachy — Leach y, a. Permitting liquids to pass by percolation; not capable of retaining water; porous; pervious; said of gravelly or sandy soils, and the like. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leachy — ☆ leachy [lē′chē ] adj. [ LEACH1 + Y2] porous, as soil …   English World dictionary

  • leachy — ˈlēchē adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: leach (III) + y : permitting liquids to pass by percolation : not capable of retaining water : porous, pervious a leachy soil …   Useful english dictionary

  • leachy — /ˈlitʃi/ (say leechee) adjective → porous …   Australian English dictionary

  • Letchy — Letch y ( [y^]), a. See {Leachy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porous — Synonyms and related words: cribriform, excretory, exudative, leachy, leaky, oozy, penetrable, percolating, percolative, permeable, pervious, porose, runny, sievelike, spongelike, spongy, transudative, weepy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spongy — Synonyms and related words: absorbent, adsorbent, assimilative, baccate, bibulous, blotting, chemisorptive, chemosorptive, cribriform, digestive, doughy, edematous, endosmotic, exosmotic, flabby, fleshy, imbibitory, leachy, macerated, masticated …   Moby Thesaurus

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