Meaning of lead acetate

lead' ac'etate

Pronunciation: (led), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Pb(CHO)&multiplydot;3HO, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles and as a drier in paints and varnishes. Also called
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