Definition of limewash in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪmwɒʃ/


[mass noun]
A mixture of lime and water used for coating walls.
Example sentences
  • The interior walls were painted in limewash to maintain an earthy, natural feel.
  • You pour water over the quicklime, producing a vast amount of heat, noxious gases, etc, and when it's all stopped fermenting, slaked lime. Add some more water, and that's limewash.
  • The pine plywood lining has been coated with limewash, to prevent it turning orange.


[with object]
Apply limewash to (a surface or structure): (as adjective limewashed) limewashed cottages
More example sentences
  • You start off by protecting all surfaces not meant to be limewashed, including your own, since once it's on it won't come off again.
  • The interior has a beach house feel, with fresh floral or checked cotton fabrics and streakily limewashed wooden furniture.
  • Once it's all been limewashed it will look most remarkable, especially if I put a low-relief grotesque mask where he's got a simple keystone.

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