quicklime

[ kwik-lahym ]

Origin of quicklime

1
1350–1400; Middle English quyk lym, translation Latin calx vīva;see quick, lime2

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quicklime

/ (ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm) /


noun
  1. another name for calcium oxide

Origin of quicklime

1
C15: from quick (in the archaic sense: living) + lime 1

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