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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The Houston-area average for regular unleaded gasoline dipped to $2.46 per gallon while the national average is $2.72 a gallon, according to GasBuddy, which tracks fuel pricing nationwide. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Fuel costs fall with peak of summer driving season in the rear," 29 July 2019 The national average cost for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline has fallen two cents this week to $2.66. CBS News, "Oil prices surge after Iran shoots down American spy drone," 20 June 2019 The 2018 fuel-tax increase, passed under Mr. Macron’s first budget law without drawing public attention, came into effect in January, raising the tax on diesel by 7.6 euro cents a liter and by 3.9 cents a liter for unleaded gas. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "France’s Macron, Astride the Globe, Overlooked Swelling Anger at Home," 7 Dec. 2018 The Civic, Honda’s best-selling car in its history, used the CVCC engine, which could run on either leaded or unleaded gasoline. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Honda Took Pride in Doing Everything Itself. The Cost of Technology Made That Impossible.," 5 Aug. 2018 The average price of unleaded in France is now $6.59 a gallon, most of it taxes. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "France’s Macron, Astride the Globe, Overlooked Swelling Anger at Home," 7 Dec. 2018 Fuel capacity/type: 13.2 gallons/unleaded regular EPA fuel economy: 27 mpg city/33 highway/30 combined (2.0, front drive); 25/30/27 (2.0, AWD); 28/32/30 (1.6, front drive); 26/29/27 (1.6, AWD). G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "All-new Kona: Small crossover joins Hyundai lineup, starts at $19,500," 5 May 2018 The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in California is $3.80, according to the American Automobile Association, second-highest in the nation behind Hawaii. Alejandro Lazo, WSJ, "California Gas Tax Fuels Congressional Battles," 10 Oct. 2018 Gasoline prices fell nearly 5 cents a gallon last week in the Houston metro area, down to an average of $2.64 for a gallon of regular unleaded, while the national average dipped more than 5 cents to $2.83 a gallon. Jordan Blum, Rye Druzin, Houston Chronicle, "June dip in fuel prices coming to an end," 25 June 2018

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1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unleaded

: not containing lead

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