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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lye(noun)

    a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide

GCIDE

  1. Lye(n.)

    (Chem.) Sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, or a concentrated aqueous solution of either compound.

  2. Origin: [AS. leh; akin to D. loog, OHG. louga, G. lauge; cf. Icel. laug a bath, a hot spring.]

Wiktionary

  1. lye(Noun)

    A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium or sodium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap as well as its use in biodiesel.

  2. Origin: From leag, from laugō, from leu(ə)-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lye(noun)

    a strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc

  2. Lye(noun)

    a short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding

  3. Lye(noun)

    a falsehood

  4. Origin: [AS. leh; akin to D. loog, OHG. louga, G. lauge; cf. Icel. laug a bath, a hot spring.]

Freebase

  1. Lye

    Lye is a suburban area of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, in the West Midlands of England. It was formerly a village within the parish of Oldswinford, historically situated within the boundaries of the county of Worcestershire.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lye

    Generally speaking, it is the alkaline substance obtained from wood ashes by percolation. Preparations of lye can be solutions of either potassium or sodium hydroxide. The term lye, is also used to refer to the household product which is a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate.


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