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hydroxide British & World English

A compound of a metal with the hydroxide ion OH− (as in many alkalis) or the group —OH

calcium hydroxide British & World English

A soluble white crystalline solid commonly produced in the form of slaked lime

sodium hydroxide British & World English

A strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g. the manufacture of soap and paper

potassium hydroxide British & World English

A strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g. soap manufacture