a white crystalline slightly soluble alkali with many uses, esp in cement, water softening, and the neutralization of acid soils. Formula: Ca(OH)2 Also called lime, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate
a white, crystalline compound, Ca(OCl) 2 , used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent.
a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence in an oxyhydrogen or other hot flame; limelight. noun another name for limelight
a white powder, CaSiO 3 , insoluble in water, used as an antacid and as a filler for paper.
a white, deliquescent solid, Ca(NO 3) 2 , used chiefly in the manufacture of fertilizers, fireworks, matches, and explosives.