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- adj. That forms a calx when oxidized
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to form, or to become, a calx or earthlike substance on being oxidized or burnt; as magnesium, calcium. etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In chem., forming lime or calx: applied to the common metals, which with oxygen form a calx or earth-like substance.
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