Definition of lime water in English:

lime water

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] A solution of calcium hydroxide in water, which is alkaline and turns milky in the presence of carbon dioxide.

    • ‘Rinse meat first under cold water and then with the hot lime water.’
    • ‘Powers came in with a pitcher full of the lime water.’
    • ‘Unlike common air, fixed air turned lime water (a solution of calcium hydroxide) cloudy.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

lime water

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