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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pb mean? 

PB (noun)
  The noun PB has 1 sense:

1. a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

  Familiarity information: PB used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PB (noun)


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Meaning:

A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 82; lead; Pb

Context example:

the children were playing with lead soldiers

Hypernyms ("Pb" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Pb"):

hard lead (unrefined lead that is hard because of the impurities it contains)

antimonial lead; hard lead (a lead alloy that contains about 5% antimony)

pig lead (lead that is cast in pigs)

Holonyms ("Pb" is a substance of...):

cerussite; white lead ore (a mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead)

galena (soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead)


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