lead-free lead-free adj. 1. not containing the element lead. [WordNet 1.5]

2. specifically: Not containing a lead additive such as tetraethyllead or tetramethyllead; -- of gasoline; as, Most modern cars run on lead-free gasoline. Oposite of {leaded}.

Syn: nonleaded, unleaded. [WordNet 1.5]

3. specifically: Not containing a pigment having lead as a component; -- of paints; as, lead-free paint should be used wherever children are exposed to the painted surface. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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