from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A white, caustic, lumpy powder, CaO, used as a refractory, as a flux, in manufacturing steel and paper, in glassmaking, in waste treatment, in insecticides, and as an industrial alkali. Also called lime3.
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- n. A white powderous substance, CaO, commonly known as lime or quicklime; normally made by heating calcium carbonate.
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- n. a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
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