quicklime

See also: quick lime

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English quyk lym; equivalent to quick +‎ lime.

NounEdit

quicklime (countable and uncountable, plural quicklimes)

  1. Calcium oxide, which is produced by heating (calcining) limestone and gives slaked lime on treatment with water.

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VerbEdit

quicklime (third-person singular simple present quicklimes, present participle quickliming, simple past and past participle quicklimed)

  1. (transitive) To treat with quicklime.