Origin of limewater
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This may require peptonizing to be digested, or it may have to be modified with limewater.
If it should disagree, it may be peptonized or modified with limewater.
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
- a clear colourless solution of calcium hydroxide in water, formerly used in medicine as an antacid
- water that contains dissolved lime or calcium salts, esp calcium carbonate or calcium sulphate
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