soda lime



a mixture of sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide.

Nearby words

  1. soda bread,
  2. soda cracker,
  3. soda fountain,
  4. soda jerk,
  5. soda lake,
  6. soda niter,
  7. soda nitre,
  8. soda pop,
  9. soda siphon,
  10. soda water

Origin of soda lime

First recorded in 1860–65

Related formsso·da-lime, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for soda lime

soda lime


a solid mixture of sodium and calcium hydroxides used to absorb carbon dioxide and to dry gases
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Medicine definitions for soda lime

soda lime


A mixture of calcium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide used to absorb carbon dioxide in rebreathing apparatus and in anesthesia circuits.

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