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limewater

[lahym-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈlaɪmˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/
noun
1.
an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used in medicine, antacids, and lotions, and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air.
2.
water containing naturally an unusual amount of calcium carbonate or calcium sulfate.
Origin of limewater
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; lime1 + water
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  • This may require peptonizing to be digested, or it may have to be modified with limewater.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • If it should disagree, it may be peptonized or modified with limewater.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • limewater prescribed by physicians in cases of illness is a well-known base.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • Taylor advises equal parts of oil and limewater, for the oil invests the poison, and the lime renders it less soluble.

    Memoranda on Poisons Thomas Hawkes Tanner
  • limewater is also satisfactory for preserving eggs and is slightly less expensive than water glass.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • If using the limewater method add a little of the lime sediment to insure a constantly saturated solution.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • The water glass and limewater will keep eggs without loss for a year.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray
  • The surer test of limewater shows the presence of carbon dioxide in the jar.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • The attention of medical men was directed at this time to the action of limewater as a remedy for stone in the bladder.

    Heroes of Science

    M. M. Pattison Muir
  • The presence of carbon dioxide in expired air may easily be detected by the limewater test.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for limewater

limewater

/ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtə/
noun
1.
a clear colourless solution of calcium hydroxide in water, formerly used in medicine as an antacid
2.
water that contains dissolved lime or calcium salts, esp calcium carbonate or calcium sulphate
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