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lead poisoning Syllabification: lead poi·son·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌled ˈpoizəniNG/

Definition of lead poisoning in English:


Acute or chronic poisoning due to the absorption of lead into the body. Also called plumbism.
Example sentences
  • Other causes of encephalitis include influenza, listeriosis, brucellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, whooping cough, rabies and lead poisoning.
  • The United States can ill-afford growing sites of endemic disease, lead poisoning, and mental illness.
  • Acknowledged as an occupational disease, lead poisoning is a disabling illness.
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