Definitions for lyelaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lye*laɪ

  1. a highly concentrated, aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. any solution resulting from leaching, percolation, or the like.

    Category: Chemistry

* n..

Origin of lye:

bef. 900; ME lie, ley, OE lēag, c. MD lōghe, OHG louga lye, ON laug warm bath; akin to lave1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lye(noun)

    a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide

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

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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