a soft, white, crystalline, very slightly water-soluble powder, Ca(OH)2, obtained by the action of water on lime: used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements.
- Also called calcium hydroxide, calcium hydrate, hydrated lime, lime hydrate.
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How to use slaked lime in a sentence
Let equal portions of salt and slaked lime be in one; salt and wood ashes in another; and salt and brimstone in a third.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
Flowers of sulphur and slaked lime were boiled with water, till a bright orange solution was obtained.
Air-slaked lime, dusted over the vines, will make them unpalatable to the beetles, but the lime is liable to stunt the plants.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
The chief drawback to the use of farm-slaked lime is the difficulty in securing even distribution.Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement | Alva Agee
Granular lime, such as limestone, is handled more satisfactorily than a floury slaked lime.Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement | Alva Agee
British Dictionary definitions for slaked lime
another name for calcium hydroxide, esp when made by adding water to calcium oxide
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