un·​lead·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈle-dəd How to pronounce unleaded (audio) \

Definition of unleaded

1 : not having leads between the lines in printing
2 : not treated or mixed with lead or lead compounds unleaded fuels

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Recent Examples on the Web As many will recall, sixteen years ago, the week after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas jumped to over $3 a gallon, a more-than 46 cent increase at the time. Dan Eberhart, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Back then, surging oil prices were the issue, as the cost of regular unleaded gasoline soared above $4 a gallon — an all-time record. Mark Zandi For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 27 July 2021 The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida was $2.99 — 2 cents down from the previous week, according to the AAA Auto Club Group. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 19 July 2021 To come up with the index, Zutobi measured regular unleaded petrol and sourced current prices from AAA at the end of May 2021 and historical prices from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2021 Michigan gas prices hit a new 2021-high last week — $3.21 a gallon for regular unleaded — and then dropped Tuesday by a penny to $3.20, but could go higher as crude oil prices are forecast to rise through the end of summer. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 7 July 2021 Since January, the price for unleaded gas in Indiana has risen from approximately $2.23 per gallon to $3.10 per gallon, according to AAA. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 2 July 2021 The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline climbed to $3.12 a gallon, according to AAA. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 This influx of travelers comes as nearly 90% of U.S. gas stations are selling regular unleaded gas for $2.75 per gallon or more, according to Jeanette McGee, a spokesperson for AAA. Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News, 29 June 2021

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First Known Use of unleaded

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unleaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unleaded. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unleaded

: not containing lead


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