Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chronic lead poisoning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Lead-poisoning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A diseased condition, produced by the absorption of lead, common among workers in this metal or in its compounds, as among painters, typesetters, etc. It is characterized by various symptoms, as lead colic, lead line, and wrist drop. See under colic, lead, and wrist.

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  • noun medicine A diseased condition, produced by the absorption of lead, common among workers in this metal or in its compounds, as among painters, typesetters, etc. It is characterized by various symptoms, as lead colic, lead line, and wrist drop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin plumbum, lead.]

Examples

  • And soon enough, I would have an even greater appreciation for the word plumbism, meaning lead poisoning.

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  • And soon enough, I would have an even greater appreciation for the word plumbism, meaning lead poisoning.

    Flushed

  • Symptoms of "plumbism" or lead poisoning were already apparent as early as the first century B.C.

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  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment - contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment - contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment

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  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment

    Livescience.com

  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment - contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire.

    Yahoo! News: Health News

  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment

    Livescience.com

  • Others have suggested that "plumbism" among the Roman elite - whose fancy food and wine was laced with lead leached from cooking equipment

    Livescience.com

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