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soda lime

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noun
  1. a mixture of sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide.
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Origin of soda lime

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsso·da-lime, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Its color is greenish blue in potash-lime glass, bluish green in soda-lime glass, and yellowish green in lead glass.

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  • It produces a violet-blue in potash-lime and soda-lime glasses and a blue in lead glasses.

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  • Nickel produces an amethyst color in potash-lime glass, a reddish brown in soda-lime glass, and a purple in lead glass.

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  • It produces an amethyst color in potash-lime glass and reddish violet in soda-lime and lead glasses.

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  • Venetian glass is a soda-lime glass; Bohemian glass is a potash-lime glass.


British Dictionary definitions for soda lime

soda lime

noun
  1. a solid mixture of sodium and calcium hydroxides used to absorb carbon dioxide and to dry gases
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soda lime in Medicine

soda lime

n.
  1. A mixture of calcium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide used to absorb carbon dioxide in rebreathing apparatus and in anesthesia circuits.
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