lead tetraethyl


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lead tetraethyl

 (lĕd)
n.
Tetraethyl lead.

lead tetraethyl

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for tetraethyl lead

tet•ra•eth•yl•lead

or tet•ra•eth•yl lead

(ˈtɛ trəˌɛθ əlˈlɛd)

n.
a colorless, oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, (C2H5)4Pb, used as an antiknock agent in gasoline.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lead tetraethyl - a clear oily poisonous liquid added to gasoline to prevent knocking
antiknock - any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking
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However systems of this type have not yet been utilized in practice, except that lead tetraethyl has been used to modify the preignition knocking phenomena of internal combustion systems.
These factors have prompted the advanced countries to replace lead tetraethyl.