chloride of lime


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chloride of lime

chloride of lime

or

chlorinated lime

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for bleaching powder

bleach′ing pow`der


n.
a white powdered mixture of calcium hypochlorite used as a commercial bleach.
Also called chloride of lime.
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Noun1.chloride of lime - a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfectchloride of lime - a white powder comprised of calcium hydroxide and chloride and hypochlorite and used to bleach and/or disinfect
blanching agent, bleaching agent, whitener, bleach - an agent that makes things white or colorless
References in classic literature ?
He therefore approached the bed, and while his companion was dipping the fingers with which he had touched the lips of the corpse in chloride of lime, he uncovered the calm and pale face, which looked like that of a sleeping angel.
The bare walls gave out a heavy hospital smell of chloride of lime.
So tenacious of life is the worm or larva of this insect, that it is not killed when the ginger is immersed for three hours in a solution of chloride of lime, in the proportion of 5 pounds to 200 gallons of water and one pint of oil of vitriol, and after being dried at a heat of 120 Eahr.