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[mass noun] A solution of calcium hydroxide in water, which is alkaline and turns milky in the presence of carbon dioxide.
- ‘In a leaflet, the Board of Agriculture this week puts forward the best methods for preserving eggs, mentioning lime water, waterglass (a solution of silicate of soda), and cold storage.’
- ‘Rinse meat first under cold water and then with the hot lime water.’
- ‘Unlike common air, fixed air turned lime water (a solution of calcium hydroxide) cloudy.’
- ‘Powers came in with a pitcher full of the lime water.’
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