slaked lime


noun

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.

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Also called calcium hydroxide, calcium hydrate, hydrated lime, lime hydrate.

Origin of slaked lime

First recorded in 1605–15

Words nearby slaked lime

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British Dictionary definitions for slaked lime

slaked lime

noun

another name for calcium hydroxide, esp when made by adding water to calcium oxide
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