Definition for CER'USE

CER'USE, n. [Fr. ceruse; L. and It. cerussa; Sp. cerusa.]

White-lead; a carbonate of lead, produced by exposing the metal in thin plates to the vapor of vinegar. Lead is sometimes found native in the form of ceruse. Ceruse of antimony is a white oxyd of antimony, which separates from the water in which diaphoretic antimony has been washed. – Nicholson.

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