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lead acetate

[led] /lɛd/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Pb(C 2 H 3 O 2) 2 ⋅3H 2 O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles and as a drier in paints and varnishes.
Also called sugar of lead.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for lead-acetate

lead acetate

/lɛd/
noun
1.
a white crystalline toxic solid used in dyeing cotton and in making varnishes and enamels. Formula: Pb(CH3CO)2 Systematic name lead(II) acetate Also called sugar of lead
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lead-acetate in Science
lead acetate  
A poisonous, white crystalline compound used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4Pb.
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