tetraethyl lead
noun Date: 1923 a heavy oily poisonous liquid Pb(C2H5)4 used especially formerly as an antiknock agent

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  • tetraethyl lead — ☆ tetraethyl lead [te′trə eth′əl ] n. a heavy, colorless, poisonous compound of lead, Pb(C2H5) 4, added to gasoline to increase power and prevent engine knock * * * ▪ chemical compound       organometallic compound that is the chief antiknock… …   Universalium

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  • tetraethyl lead — /ˌtɛtrəˌɛθəl ˈlɛd/ (say .tetruh.ethuhl led) noun → lead tetraethyl …   Australian English dictionary

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  • tetraethyl lead — [ˌtɛtrə i:θʌɪl] noun Chemistry an oily organic compound of lead, used as an anti knock agent in leaded petrol …   English new terms dictionary

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  • tetraethyl lead — n. a liquid added to petrol as an antiknock agent …   Useful english dictionary

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