Definition of temporary hardness in English:

temporary hardness

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[mass noun]
  • The presence in water of mineral salts (chiefly calcium bicarbonate) that are removed by boiling.
    More example sentences
    • The temporary hardness is caused by the magnesium and calcium bound in hydrogen carbonate or carbonate.
    • There are two types of hardness, resulting from different compounds - permanent and temporary hardness.
    • Make sure you know how and why temporary hardness is removed.

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