Leached vs Beached - What's the difference?

leached | beached |

As verbs the difference between leached and beached

is that leached is (leach) while beached is (beach).

As an adjective beached is

having a beach or beached can be run or brought ashore.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (leach)
  • * '>citation
  • Anagrams





  • A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
  • A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
  • * 1894 , , In the Midst of Alarms , ch. 7:
  • "This is the leach ," said Kitty, pointing to a large, yellowish, upright wooden cylinder, which rested on some slanting boards, down the surface of which ran a brownish liquid that dripped into a trough.
  • (nautical)
  • Verb

  • To purge a soluble matter out of something by the action of a percolating fluid.
  • Heavy rainfall can leach out minerals important for plant growth from the soil.
  • * '>citation
  • To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
  • Usage notes

    Do not confuse this verb with the verb .

    Derived terms

    * (l)





    Etymology 1


    (en adjective)
  • Having a beach.
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • The beached verge of the salt flood.

    Etymology 2

    See (beach) (verb)


  • (beach)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Run or brought ashore
  • It is here, next to the beached ship of Odysseus, that the Achaeans of the Iliad hold their assemblies and perform their sacrifices.
  • Stranded and helpless, especially on a beach
  • a beached whale