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Leaching vs. Illuviation — What's the Difference?

Leaching vs. Illuviation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Leaching and Illuviation

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Leaching

To remove soluble or other constituents from by the action of a percolating liquid
Heavy rains that leached the soil of minerals.
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Illuviation

The deposition in an underlying soil layer of colloids, soluble salts, and mineral particles leached out of an overlying soil layer.
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Leaching

To remove from a substance by the action of a percolating liquid
Acids in groundwater that leach calcium out of the bedrock.
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Illuviation

(geology) The accumulation of suspended material and soluble compounds leached from an overlying stratum
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Leaching

To empty; drain
"a world leached of pleasure, voided of meaning" (Marilynne Robinson).
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Leaching

To be dissolved or passed out by a percolating liquid.
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Leaching

The act or process of leaching.
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Leaching

A porous, perforated, or sievelike vessel that holds material to be leached.
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Leaching

The substance through which a liquid is leached.
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Leaching

Present participle of leach
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Leaching

The process by which something is leached.
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Leaching

Liquid that leaches.
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Leaching

The process of leaching
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