lime

lime (lIm)

1. CaO;an alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked l.); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked l.).calcium oxide, calx (1); 2. Fruit of the l. tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent. [O.E. lIm, birdlime]
air-slaked l. See lime (1).
chlorinated l. See chlorinated lime.
slaked l. See lime (1).
sulfurated l. crude calcium sulfide

 

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