Definition of calcimine in English:

calcimine

Syllabification: cal·ci·mine
Pronunciation: /ˈkalsəˌmīn
 
/
(also kalsomine)

noun

  • A kind of white or pale blue wash for walls and ceilings.
    More example sentences
    • Company records show that hotel maintenance personnel used the pinkish mud to ‘paint,’ or calcimine, many interior walls of the hotel.
    • Calcimine (ordinary dry calcimine used for walls) may be mixed with gasoline and used to dye flowers.
    • How can I tell if there is lead paint or calcimine paint for that matter under the wallpaper?

verb

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  • Whitewash with calcimine.
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    • Q You don't know that calcimining in closets where it is damp, sometimes changes the entire color?
    • He is a painter by trade and had been engaged in calcimining a basement of a large building for some days previous.
    • The paints are factory tested and do not suffer calcimining, powdering, or decay.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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