lead naphthenate[′led ′naf·thə‚nāt]
Soft, combustible, alcohol-soluble, transparent, resinous material, melting about 100°C; made from addition of lead salt to solution of sodium naphthenate; used as a paint and varnish drier, wood preservative, catalyst, insecticide, and lubricating oil additive.
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A liquid drier added to paints containing drying oils to promote rapid drying and hardening.
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