Limewater
Limewater Lime"wa`ter (l[imac]m"w[add]`t[~e]r), n. Water impregnated with lime; esp., an artificial solution of lime for medicinal purposes. [1913 Webster]

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  • limewater — [līm′wôt΄er] n. a solution of calcium hydroxide in water, used to neutralize acids and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air …   English World dictionary

  • limewater — noun Date: circa 1500 an alkaline water solution of calcium hydroxide used as an antacid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limewater — /luym waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. 1. an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used in medicine, antacids, and lotions, and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air. 2. water containing naturally an unusual amount of calcium carbonate or calcium sulfate.… …   Universalium

  • limewater — noun a solution of calcium hydroxide in water, used as a simple test for carbon dioxide, and in skin preparations …   Wiktionary

  • limewater — lime·wa·ter līm .wȯt ər, .wät n an alkaline water solution of calcium hydroxide used topically as an astringent or protective in various dermatologic lotions …   Medical dictionary

  • limewater — n. watery solution made of calcium hydroxide and used as an antacid; water which naturally contains a large amount of lime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • limewater — UK [ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtə(r)] / US [ˈlaɪmˌwɔtər] noun [uncountable] chemistry 1) a clear liquid consisting of calcium hydroxide and water. It is used to test for carbon dioxide as it stops being clear when carbon dioxide is put through it. 2) water that… …   English dictionary

  • limewater — lime•wa•ter [[t]ˈlaɪmˌwɔ tər, ˌwɒt ər[/t]] n. pha an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used in medicine, antacids, and lotions, and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • limewater — /ˈlaɪmwɔtə/ (say luymwawtuh) noun 1. an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used medicinally and otherwise. 2. water containing naturally an unusual amount of calcium carbonate or calcium sulphate …   Australian English dictionary

  • limewater — noun solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid • Hypernyms: ↑water, ↑H2O • Substance Holonyms: ↑blackwash, ↑black lotion …   Useful english dictionary

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