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[led-id] /ˈlɛd ɪd/

(of gasoline) containing tetraethyllead.
(of windows) composed of small panes of glass held in place by thin grooved strips of lead: leaded lights
(of petrol) containing tetraethyl lead in order to improve combustion


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