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unleaded

[uhn-led-id]
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adjective
  1. (of gasoline) containing no tetraethyllead; lead-free.
  2. Printing. not separated or spaced with leads, as lines of type or printed matter.
noun
  1. an unleaded product, especially gasoline that contains no tetraethyllead.

Origin of unleaded

First recorded in 1605–15; un-1 + lead2 + -ed3
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British Dictionary definitions for unleaded

unleaded

adjective
  1. (of petrol) containing a reduced amount of tetraethyl lead, in order to reduce environmental pollution
  2. not covered or weighted with lead
  3. printing (of lines of type, etc) not spaced or separated with leads; solid
noun
  1. petrol containing a reduced amount of tetraethyl lead
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Word Origin and History for unleaded

adj.

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + leaded (see lead (n.)). In reference to gasoline, from 1965.

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