from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A clear colorless alkaline aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide, used in calamine lotion and other skin preparations and sometimes as an antacid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a solution of calcium hydroxide in water, used as a simple test for carbon dioxide, and in skin preparations

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Water impregnated with lime; esp., an artificial solution of lime for medicinal purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A saturated aqueous solution of lime.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid


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