[ lahym-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈlaɪmˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /


an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used in medicine, antacids, and lotions, and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air.
water containing naturally an unusual amount of calcium carbonate or calcium sulfate.

Origin of limewater

First recorded in 1660–70; lime1 + water Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for limewater

/ (ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtə) /


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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