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calcium hydroxide solution; a saturated solution prepared by mixing 3 g of calcium hydroxide in 1 L of purified cool water. Undissolved calcium hydroxide is allowed to precipitate and the solution is dispensed without agitation; lime water is a common ingredient in lotions and is used internally extensively in veterinary medicine.
lime wa·ter(līm wawtĕr)
Calcium hydroxide solution; prepared by mixing 3 g of calcium hydroxide in 1 L of purified cool water. Undissolved calcium hydroxide is allowed to precipitate and the solution is dispensed without agitating it; common ingredient in lotions.
1. calcium oxide, a corrosively alkaline earth, used for absorbing carbon dioxide from air.
2. agricultural lime, feed lime and chalk, which are all calcium carbonate. Lime for building mortar is calcium hydroxide; quick lime is calcium oxyhydroxide.
3. the acid fruit of Citrus aurantifolia.
chlorinated lime, chloride of lime
a disinfectant and antiseptic with properties similar to chlorine. Contains at least 30% available chlorine which is quickly inactivated by organic material. Called also bleaching powder. In combination with sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, it forms dakin's solution which is used for wound disinfection.
a saturated aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide.