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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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