Quicklime

  • 1 Quicklime — Quick lime, n. [See {Quick}, a.] (Chem.) Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th {Lime}, 2. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 quicklime — (n.) c.1400, from QUICK (Cf. quick) + LIME (Cf. lime) (n.1). A loan translation of L. calx viva …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 quicklime — ► NOUN ▪ a white caustic alkaline substance consisting of calcium oxide, obtained by heating limestone …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 quicklime — [kwik′līm΄] n. [ME quykke lyme, based on L calx viva] a product consisting chiefly of calcium oxide, obtained by roasting limestone, marble, shells, etc.; unslaked lime …

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  • 5 quicklime — Lime Lime, n. [AS. l[=i]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG. l[=i]m, Icel. l[=i]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud, linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. {Loam}, {Liniment}.] 1. Birdlime. [1913 Webster] Like the lime That foolish birds are… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 quicklime — 1. noun lime, (calcium oxide), produced by heating limestone; on treatment with water it gives slaked lime 2. verb To treat with quicklime …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 quicklime — orinės kalkės statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Ore kietėjančios kalkės. atitikmenys: angl. air hardening lime; common lime; quicklime rus. воздушная известь …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 8 quicklime — kalcio oksidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CaO atitikmenys: angl. burnt lime; calcium oxide; calx; caustic lime; lime; quicklime rus. жженая известь; кальция оксид; негашеная известь; обожженная известь ryšiai: sinonimas – degtos kalkės… …

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  • 9 quicklime — noun Date: 14th century lime I,2a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 quicklime — /kwik luym /, n. lime1 (def. 1). [1350 1400; ME quyk lym, trans. L calx viva; see QUICK, LIME1] * * *       calcium oxide, an alkaline inorganic compound of calcium (q.v.). * * * …

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  • 11 quicklime — Unslaked lime. See lime (2). * * * quick·lime kwik .līm n LIME * * * quick·lime (kwikґlīm) calcium oxide …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 quicklime — quick|lime [ˈkwık laım] n [U] a white powder that is made by heating ↑limestone …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 quicklime — calcium oxide CaO …

    Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • 14 quicklime — n. lime, unslaked lime, solid material made from calcium oxide and magnesium oxide (used in construction and agriculture) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 quicklime —    Lime, burnt lime, caustic lime. Made by burning calcium carbonate …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 16 quicklime — noun a white caustic alkaline substance consisting of calcium oxide, obtained by heating limestone …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 quicklime — noun (U) a white substance obtained by burning limestone …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 quicklime — quick•lime [[t]ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm[/t]] n. chem. lime I, 1) • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME quyk lym, trans. L calx vīva; see quick, lime I …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 quicklime — /ˈkwɪklaɪm/ (say kwikluym) noun unslaked lime. See lime1 (def. 1). {Middle English quik lym quick (def. 16) + lime1, translation of Latin calx viva} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 quicklime — See caustic lime lime …

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