sugar of lead


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sugar of lead

 (lĕd)
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sugar of lead

(lɛd)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for lead acetate
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Noun1.sugar of lead - a poisonous white solid (Pb[CH3CO]2) used in dyeing cotton and in making enamels and varnishes
acetate, ethanoate - a salt or ester of acetic acid
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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While searching for a definition of "sugar of lead," we were directed to "lead acetate," where dictionary.com gave this definition: "A poisonous white crystalline compound, Pb[([C.sub.2][H.sub.3][O.sub.2]).sub.2] * [sub.3][H.sub.2]O, used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes.
Other key elements include camomile lotion, sugar of lead, zinc oxide and lavender oil.