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[led] /lɛd/


Slang. death or injury inflicted by a bullet or shot.
Also called plumbism, saturnism. acute or chronic poisoning by lead or its salts, characterized by abdominal pain, vomiting, convulsions, and coma
(US, slang) death or injury resulting from being shot with bullets

lead poisoning n.
Acute or chronic poisoning by lead or any of its salts, with the acute form marked by gastroenteritis and encephalopathy and the chronic form characterized by anemia and damage to the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system. Also called saturnism.


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