soda lime


noun

a mixture of sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide.

Origin of soda lime

First recorded in 1860–65

OTHER WORDS FROM soda lime

so·da-lime, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for soda lime

soda lime

noun

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

n.

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