Letched vs Retched - What's the difference?

letched | retched |


As verbs the difference between letched and retched

is that letched is (letch) while retched is (retch).

letched

English

Verb

(head)
  • (letch)

  • letch

    English

    Alternative forms

    * lech

    Etymology 1

    See (lech), (lecher).

    Noun

    (es)
  • (archaic) Strong desire; passion.
  • Some people have a letch for unmasking impostors, or for avenging the wrongs of others. — De Quincey.
  • (informal) Someone with an overly strong sexual desire.
  • Etymology 2

    From loec'' - later ''lache'', variant ''letch - for example Sandy's Letch located east of Annitsford in Northumberland.

    Noun

    (es)
  • A stream or pool in boggy land.
  • Etymology 3

    Noun

    (es)
  • Verb

    (es)
  • (Webster 1913)

    retched

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (retch)

  • retch

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Verb

  • To make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
  • * Byron
  • Here he grew inarticulate with retching .

    Noun

    (es)
  • an unsuccessful effort to
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