from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A caustic white solid, KOH, used as a bleach and in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, alkaline batteries, and many potassium compounds. Also called caustic potash, lye, potash.
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- n. The alkaline base KOH, once known as caustic potash; it has a number of industrial uses, including the manufacture of bleach
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- n. a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
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