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- adj. Allayed; quenched; extinguished; as, a slaked thirst.
- adj. Mixed with water so that a true chemical combination has taken place; as, slaked lime.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of slake.
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- adj. allayed
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Water is mixed - or 'slaked' - with quicklime, producing slaked lime (calcium hydroxide), whereby most of the heat which was used is again released.
“Hydrated lime” (also called slaked lime) is produced by mixing the oxide forms with water.
_Hydrated lime_, often called slaked lime, is a combination of stone-lime and water.
Reacting the calcium oxide with water (H2O) yields calcium hydroxide (Ca (OH) 2) which Rolly calls "Builder's Lime" and is more descriptively referred to as either "slaked" lime (think of slaking your thirst) or hydrated lime.
That ingredient is slaked lime, limestone that has been calcined, or heated to a high temperature, and then exposed to water.
Write because you must get your revenge or your thirst slaked, or write because your heart is full enough to overflow.
She pressed the shiny metal bar, drinking deeply until her thirst was slaked.
I slaked my thirst at the brook; and then lying down, was overcome by sleep.
The white washing, made from slaked lime and chalk, served several purposes.
But given admonitions about wise eating, and the health and safety constrictions on slaked lime, available – if at all – for £20 a kilo, I must either devise a new means of neutralising that astringent sap or be content to dwell on the memory of green fig conserve.
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