noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A solution of calcium hydroxide in water, which is alkaline and turns milky in the presence of carbon dioxide.
- 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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