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limewater

[ lahym-waw-ter, -wot-er ]

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.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of limewater1

First recorded in 1660–70; lime 2 + water
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Example Sentences

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

Pour the clear limewater over the eggs so arranged, allowing it to rise an inch or two above the top layer.

After this has been done, a soft cloth soaked in a solution of linseed oil and limewater should be applied and the whole bandaged.

If skin is not broken, cover burn with cloths wet with Carron oil (equal parts of limewater and linseed or olive oil).

Cover with Carron oil (equal parts of limewater and linseed or olive oil) and light bandage.

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