lead tetraethyl


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lead tetraethyl

 (lĕd)
n.
Tetraethyl lead.
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lead tetraethyl

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for tetraethyl lead
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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]
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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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