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[dee-led] /diˈlɛd/
verb (used with object), Metalworking.
to remove lead adhering to (a metal object) after cold-drawing through a die in which the lead served as a lubricant.
Origin of delead
de- + lead2 Unabridged
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de-lead in Medicine

de-lead (dē-lěd')
v. de-·lead·ed, de-·lead·ing, de-·leads
To remove lead deposited in the bones and other tissues, as by use of a chelating agent or acid salts.

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