from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See calcium hydroxide.
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- n. Calcium hydroxide, a soft white powder, produced by adding water to quicklime. It is used in making mortar and cement, and has many industrial uses.
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- n. a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
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The slaked lime had A STARTLING ASCENT 113 done its work well, and a few minutes later the plane settled down on the airstrip.