verb (used with object) Metalworking.

to remove lead adhering to (a metal object) after cold-drawing through a die in which the lead served as a lubricant.

Nearby words

  1. delbet's sign,
  2. delbrück,
  3. delcassé,
  4. delcassé, théophile,
  5. dele,
  6. delectable,
  7. delectate,
  8. delectation,
  9. deledda,
  10. deledda, grazia

Origin of delead Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for de-lead




To remove lead deposited in the bones and other tissues, as by use of a chelating agent or acid salts.

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