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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limekilnnoun

    a kiln used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime


  1. limekilnnoun

    a furnace used to produce lime from limestone

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Limekilnnoun

    Kiln where stones are burnt to lime.

    Etymology: lime and kiln.

    The counter gate is as hateful to me, as the reek of a lime kiln. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    They were found in a lime kiln, and having passed the fire, each is a little vitrified. John Woodward.


  1. limekiln

    A lime kiln is a kiln used for the calcination of limestone (calcium carbonate) to produce the form of lime called quicklime (calcium oxide). The chemical equation for this reaction is CaCO3 + heat → CaO + CO2This reaction can take place at anywhere above 840 °C (1544 °F), but is generally considered to occur at 900 °C(1655 °F) (at which temperature the partial pressure of CO2 is 1 atmosphere), but a temperature around 1000 °C (1832 °F) (at which temperature the partial pressure of CO2 is 3.8 atmospheres) is usually used to make the reaction proceed quickly. Excessive temperature is avoided because it produces unreactive, "dead-burned" lime. Slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) can be formed by mixing quicklime with water.


  1. limekiln

    A limekiln is a furnace or type of kiln used for the calcination of limestone to produce quicklime. The process involves heating the limestone at high temperatures, usually above 900 degrees Celsius, a process which breaks down the limestone into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. This quicklime is then used in various industrial processes including construction, agriculture, and water treatment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limekilnnoun

    a kiln or furnace in which limestone or shells are burned and reduced to lime

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limekiln in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limekiln in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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