verb (used with object), limed, lim·ing.
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Origin of lime1
OTHER WORDS FROM limelimeless, adjectivelimelike, adjectiveun·limed, adjective
Words nearby lime
Definition for lime (2 of 4)
Origin of lime2
OTHER WORDS FROM limelimelike, adjective
Definition for lime (3 of 4)
Origin of lime3
Definition for lime (4 of 4)
Origin of lime4
Example sentences from the Web for lime
Some were injected with chemicals or dosed in lime for better preservation.Palermo Has an Underground City Filled With Its Mummified Dead|Nina Strochlic|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a taco truck in New York I asked how their lime stock was faring.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014|Kara Cutruzzula|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Bee Pollen juice looked appetizing and resembled a juice I routinely enjoy that consists of pineapple, apple, and lime.
Procter & Gamble introducing Crest toothpaste line with nontraditional flavors—chocolate, vanilla, lime.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene|P. J. O’Rourke|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The new idea of making the said Dorito shell spicier and adding a splash of lime is derivative at best.
The lime used in the hot has been less by one-third than the quantity used in the cold tempering.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Some soils contain a great deal of lime, and because they have been formed from limestone, are called limestone soils.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks
Any excess of water from rains puddles some of the lime, destroying practically all its immediate effectiveness.Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement|Alva Agee
She was then well washed in a bucket to get the lime out of her coat, and brought home in a sack at ten o'clock.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
But thy people burn thy marbles for lime, and three centuries of this sacrilege will destroy all sign of thy nobleness.'Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for lime (1 of 4)
Word Origin for lime
British Dictionary definitions for lime (2 of 4)
- the fruit of this tree, having acid fleshy pulp rich in vitamin C
- (as modifier)lime juice