Leakiest
Leaky Leak"y, a. [Compar. {Leakier}; superl. {Leakiest}.] 1. Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask; a leaky faucet. [1913 Webster]

2. Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Genetics) Retaining some function; not completely inactivating the gene; as, substitution mutations are sometimes leaky; -- of mutations. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Leakier — Leaky Leak y, a. [Compar. {Leakier}; superl. {Leakiest}.] 1. Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask; a leaky faucet. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaky — Leak y, a. [Compar. {Leakier}; superl. {Leakiest}.] 1. Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask; a leaky faucet. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaky — leakiness, n. /lee kee/, adj., leakier, leakiest. 1. allowing liquid, gas, etc., to enter or escape: a leaky boat; a leaky container. 2. Informal. unreliable: a leaky memory; a leaky tongue. [1600 10; LEAK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • poison — poisoner, n. poisonless, adj. poisonlessness, n. /poy zeuhn/, n. 1. a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health. 2. something harmful or pernicious, as to happiness or well being: the poison of slander. 3.… …   Universalium

  • leaky — [[t]li͟ːki[/t]] leakiest ADJ GRADED Something that is leaky has holes, cracks, or other faults which allow liquids and gases to pass through. ...the cost of repairing the leaky roof …   English dictionary

  • leak — verb 1》 (of a container or covering) accidentally lose or admit contents through a hole or crack.     ↘(of liquid, gas, etc.) pass in or out through a hole or crack in such a way. 2》 (of secret information) become known.     ↘intentionally… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • leaky — /ˈliki/ (say leekee) adjective (leakier, leakiest) 1. allowing fluid, gas, etc., to leak in or out. 2. Colloquial allowing confidential information to be made public: that department is very leaky. –leakiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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