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Definition of "lead-poisoning" [lead-poisoning]

  • Poisoning by the introduction into the body of some preparation of lead, as sugar of lead, white lead, etc. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "lead-poisoning" in a sentence
  • "The moves suggest the city is rethinking the balance between economic growth and safety after a series of lead-poisoning scandals around the country."
  • ""Underpinning China's lead-poisoning epidemic is a tension between the government's goals for economic growth and its efforts to curb environmental degradation," says the June report, which is based on examination of the ill effects of manufacturing in selected provinces."
  • "Under the leadership of council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), a group of building owners, scientists, advocates, policymakers and others worked to achieve consensus on the 2008 lead-poisoning prevention law."