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quicklime

[ kwik-lahym ]
/ ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm /
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noun
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Origin of quicklime

1350–1400; Middle English quyk lym, translation Latin calx vīva;see quick, lime1
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British Dictionary definitions for quicklime

quicklime
/ (ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm) /

noun
another name for calcium oxide

Word Origin for quicklime

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