Definitions for quicklimeˈkwɪkˌlaɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Category: Chemistry

    Ref: lime1 (def. 1). 1 1

Origin of quicklime:

1350–1400; ME quyk lym, trans. L calx vīva; see quick , lime1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calcium oxide, quicklime, lime, calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime, burnt lime(noun)

    a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide


  1. quicklime(Noun)

    lime, (calcium oxide), produced by heating limestone; on treatment with water it gives slaked lime

  2. quicklime(Verb)

    To treat with quicklime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quicklime(adj)

    calcium oxide; unslacked lime; -- so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th Lime, 2

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lime which has not been mixed with water.

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