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lead' ac'etate



Pronunciation: (led), [key] Chem.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Pb(C2H3O2)2·3H2O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles and as a drier in paints and varnishes. Also called sugar of lead.

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