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plomo

Translation of plomo in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 2 [familiar] (persona, cosa pesada) See examples: este libro/profesor es un plomo
    this book/teacher is deadly boring
    [familiar]
    this book/teacher is lethal
    (inglés norteamericano) [familiar]
    this book/teacher is deadly
    (inglés británico) [familiar]
    ¡qué plomo!
    what a drag o pain!
    [familiar]
    what a bummer!
    [argot]
  • 5(de) color plomo
    lead-colored
    (inglés norteamericano)
    lead-coloured
    (inglés británico)
    lead-gray
    (inglés norteamericano)
    lead-grey
    (inglés británico)
Example sentences
  • Estos residuos estaban compuestos por materiales no fibrosos y escombros de plomo y mercurio.
  • Desde entonces han extraído de esta mina ingentes cantidades de plata y después de cobre, plomo y zinc.
  • La gasolina sin plomo se obtendrá a través de un reformador catalítico.

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