unleaded

adjective

un·​lead·​ed ˌən-ˈle-dəd How to pronounce unleaded (audio)
1
: not having leads between the lines in printing
2
: not treated or mixed with lead or lead compounds
unleaded fuels

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The average price for gas in Michigan yoyos — this week falling 15 cents a gallon to $4.20 for regular unleaded, AAA said Monday. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 18 Oct. 2022 After gas hit a nationwide record of $5.02 a gallon for regular unleaded on June 14, prices have declined for 87 consecutive days through Friday, according to AAA data. Jim Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2022 That's down 21% from $5.02 for regular unleaded on June 14, the country's highest recorded average price when not adjusting for inflation. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2022 The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida hit a high of $4.89 on June 13, but prices steadily declined during the summer, with the average at $3.39 on Thursday, according to the AAA auto club. Jim Turner, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Sep. 2022 Those goods and others, such as apples, diapers and butter, as well as diesel and unleaded gas, are all delivered by air. Emily Schwing, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Sep. 2022 The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline has jumped to $3.78, up from $3.67 last week. Hardika Singh, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2022 As of Friday, the average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida was $3.39, according to AAA. Rob Wile, NBC News, 1 Oct. 2022 The average price for unleaded regular in Florida actually declined by 3 cents over the past week to $3.38 on Monday, according to travel club AAA. Ron Hurtibise, Sun Sentinel, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unleaded was in 1811

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“Unleaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unleaded. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

unleaded

adjective
un·​lead·​ed ˌən-ˈled-əd How to pronounce unleaded (audio)
: not mixed with lead or lead compounds
unleaded gasoline
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