Quicklime



[kwik-lahym] /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/

noun
1.
1 (def 1).
/ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
another name for calcium oxide
n.

late 14c., from quick (adj.) “living” + lime (n.1). A loan-translation of Latin calx viva. So called perhaps for being unquenched, or for the vigorousness of its qualities; cf. Old English cwicfyr “sulfur.”

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