Slaked-lime



noun
1.
a soft, white, crystalline, very slightly water-soluble powder, Ca(OH) 2 , obtained by the action of water on lime: used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements.
noun
1.
Also called burnt lime, calcium oxide, caustic lime, calx, quicklime. a white or grayish-white, odorless, lumpy, very slightly water-soluble solid, CaO, that when combined with water forms calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) obtained from calcium carbonate, limestone, or oyster shells: used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements, in bleaching powder, and in the manufacture of steel, paper, glass, and various chemicals of calcium.
2.
a calcium compound for improving crops grown in soils deficient in lime.
3.
birdlime.
verb (used with object), limed, liming.
4.
to treat (soil) with lime or compounds of calcium.
5.
to smear (twigs, branches, etc.) with birdlime.
6.
to catch with or as if with birdlime.
7.
to paint or cover (a surface) with a composition of lime and water; whitewash:
The government buildings were freshly limed.
noun
1.
short for quicklime, birdlime, slaked lime
2.
(agriculture) any of certain calcium compounds, esp calcium hydroxide, spread as a dressing on lime-deficient land
verb (transitive)
3.
to spread (twigs, etc) with birdlime
4.
to spread a calcium compound upon (land) to improve plant growth
5.
to catch (animals, esp birds) with or as if with birdlime
6.
to whitewash or cover (a wall, ceiling, etc) with a mixture of lime and water (limewash)
noun
1.
a small Asian citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, with stiff sharp spines and small round or oval greenish fruits
2.

the fruit of this tree, having acid fleshy pulp rich in vitamin C
(as modifier): lime juice

adjective
3.
having the flavour of lime fruit
noun
1.
any linden tree, such as Tilia europaea, planted in many varieties for ornament
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Caribbean, slang) (of young people) to sit or stand around on the pavement
noun
1.
another name for calcium hydroxide, esp when made by adding water to calcium oxide

lime 1 (līm)
n.

A spiny evergreen shrub or tree (Citrus aurantifolia) native to Asia and having leathery leaves, fragrant white flowers, and edible fruit.

The egg-shaped fruit of this plant, having a green rind and acid juice used as flavoring.

lime 2
n.

Any of various mineral and industrial forms of calcium oxide differing chiefly in water content and percentage of constituents such as silica, alumina, and iron.

See calcium oxide.

lime
(līm)
A white, lumpy, caustic powder made of calcium oxide sometimes mixed with other chemicals. It is made industrially by heating limestone, bones, or shells. Lime is used as an industrial alkali, in waste treatment, and in making glass, paper, steel, insecticides, and building plaster. It is also added to soil to lower its acidity.
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The Hebrew word so rendered means “boiling” or “effervescing.” From Isa. 33:12 it appears that lime was made in a kiln lighted by thorn-bushes. In Amos 2:1 it is recorded that the king of Moab “burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime.” The same Hebrew word is used in Deut. 27:2-4, and is there rendered “plaster.” Limestone is the chief constituent of the mountains of Syria.

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