sugar of lead

[ led ]
/ lɛd /

noun Chemistry.

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Origin of sugar of lead

First recorded in 1655–65
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  • Washing the ulcerated parts with warm soap-suds, copperas, and sugar-of-lead may follow.

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British Dictionary definitions for sugar of lead

sugar of lead
/ (lɛd) /

noun

another name for lead acetate
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