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calcium hydroxide

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  1. slaked lime.

Origin of calcium hydroxide

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called calcium hydrate.
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British Dictionary definitions for calcium hydroxide

calcium hydroxide

  1. a white crystalline slightly soluble alkali with many uses, esp in cement, water softening, and the neutralization of acid soils. Formula: Ca(OH) 2Also called: lime, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate
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