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Meaning of litharge

lith•arge

Pronunciation: (lith'ärj, li-thärj'), [key]
— n.
  1. a yellowish or reddish, odorless, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of storage batteries, pottery, lead glass, paints, enamels, and inks. Also calledCf. red lead.
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