leaded petrol

noun
gasoline treated with a lead compound to reduce motor knocks
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combustion of leaded gasoline released lead into the air where it could cause lead poisoning

Syn: ↑leaded gasoline
Hypernyms: ↑gasoline, ↑gasolene, ↑gas, ↑petrol

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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