quicklime NOUN a white caustic alkaline substance consisting of calcium oxide, obtained by heating limestone.

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  • Quicklime — Quick lime, n. [See {Quick}, a.] (Chem.) Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th {Lime}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quicklime — (n.) c.1400, from QUICK (Cf. quick) + LIME (Cf. lime) (n.1). A loan translation of L. calx viva …   Etymology dictionary

  • quicklime — [kwik′līm΄] n. [ME quykke lyme, based on L calx viva] a product consisting chiefly of calcium oxide, obtained by roasting limestone, marble, shells, etc.; unslaked lime …   English World dictionary

  • quicklime — Lime Lime, n. [AS. l[=i]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG. l[=i]m, Icel. l[=i]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud, linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. {Loam}, {Liniment}.] 1. Birdlime. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quicklime — 1. noun lime, (calcium oxide), produced by heating limestone; on treatment with water it gives slaked lime 2. verb To treat with quicklime …   Wiktionary

  • quicklime — orinės kalkės statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ore kietėjančios kalkės. atitikmenys: angl. air hardening lime; common lime; quicklime rus. воздушная известь …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • quicklime — kalcio oksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CaO atitikmenys: angl. burnt lime; calcium oxide; calx; caustic lime; lime; quicklime rus. жженая известь; кальция оксид; негашеная известь; обожженная известь ryšiai: sinonimas – degtos kalkės… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • quicklime — noun Date: 14th century lime I,2a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quicklime — /kwik luym /, n. lime1 (def. 1). [1350 1400; ME quyk lym, trans. L calx viva; see QUICK, LIME1] * * *       calcium oxide, an alkaline inorganic compound of calcium (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • quicklime — Unslaked lime. See lime (2). * * * quick·lime kwik .līm n LIME * * * quick·lime (kwikґlīm) calcium oxide …   Medical dictionary

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