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lime

 [līm]
1. calcium oxide, a corrosively alkaline and caustic earth, CaO; having various industrial uses and also a pharmaceutic necessity.
2. the acid fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, which contains ascorbic acid.

lime

(līm),
1. an alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime). Synonym(s): calcium oxide, calx (1)
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[O.E. līm, birdlime]

lime

(līm)
1. calcium oxide, a corrosively alkaline and caustic earth, CaO; having various industrial uses and also a pharmaceutic necessity.
2. the acid fruit of the tropical tree, Citrus aurantifolia; its juice contains ascorbic acid.

soda lime  see under soda.

lime

Etymology: AS, lim
1 any of several oxides and hydroxides of calcium. The various kinds of lime have many uses, including the treatment of sewage, the purification of water and refining of sugar, and the manufacture of materials such as plaster and fertilizers.
2 a citrus fruit yielding a juice with a high ascorbic acid content. Lime juice was one of the first effective agents to be used in the treatment of scurvy. See also ascorbic acid, scurvy.

lime

(līm)
1. An alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish-white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it becomes converted into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime).
Synonym(s): calx (1) .
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica, which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as an antiscorbutic agent.
[A.S. līm, birdlime]

lime

(līm)
1. An alkaline earth oxide occurring in grayish white masses (quicklime); on exposure to the atmosphere it converts into calcium hydrate and calcium carbonate (air-slaked lime); direct addition of water to calcium oxide produces calcium hydrate (slaked lime).
Synonym(s): calx (1) .
2. Fruit of the lime tree, Citrus medica (family Rutaceae), which is a source of ascorbic acid and acts as a therapeutic antiscorbutic agent in treating scurvy.
[A.S. līm, birdlime]

lime

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.
sulfurated lime
lime water
a saturated aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide.
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