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Definition of the adjective leaky

What does leaky mean as an attribute of a noun?

Leaky is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more leaky / leakier | most leaky / leakiest

  1. permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
  2. used informally; unable to retain urine
  3. prone to communicate confidential information

Alternative definition of the adjective leaky


  1. Having leaks, not sealed.


Who is Leaky?

Leaky a.k.a. Stephen Leacock is a member of the musical group, General Fiasco.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Leaky

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Google previewFiber Optics Standard Dictionary (2013)

by Martin H. Weik

leaky mode. 1. In an optical waveguide, a mode that has an evanescent field that decays ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Leaky mutant: A mutant a → leaky mutation. carrying Leaky ...

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

leaky cable: Acoaxial cable with slots ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Volcanoes (2015)

by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Steve McNutt, Hazel Rymer, John Stix

a leaky boundary, can significantly impact the concentration and run-out distance of a PDC. In the case of the Kos Plateau Tuff, a large rhyolitic eruption in the eastern ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography (2005)

by Jack Cazes

Leaky fittings — » Tighten or replace. Blocked waste line — > Replace waste line. Leaky fittings Loose fitting — > Tighten. Stripped fitting -> Replace. Overtightened fitting — > Loosen and retighten; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

or leaky (one that can gain or lose water through adjacent semipervious formations) .

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Quotes about Leaky

A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source. (Arthur Baer)
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Scrabble value of L1E1A1K5Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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