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limewater

Syllabification: lime·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈlīmˌwôtər, -ˌwätər
 
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Definition of limewater in English:

noun

Chemistry
A solution of calcium hydroxide in water, which is alkaline and turns milky in the presence of carbon dioxide.
Example sentences
  • Unlike common air, fixed air turned lime water (a solution of calcium hydroxide) cloudy.
  • In a leaflet, the Board of Agriculture this week puts forward the best methods for preserving eggs, mentioning lime water, waterglass (a solution of silicate of soda), and cold storage.
  • Rinse meat first under cold water and then with the hot lime water.

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