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quick·lime

 (kwĭk′līm′)
[Middle English qwyke lyme, living lime (translation of Latin calx vīva) : quick, qwyke, living; see quick + lime, lyme, lime; see lime3.]

quicklime

(ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for calcium oxide
[C15: from quick (in the archaic sense: living) + lime1]

lime1

(laɪm)

n., v. limed, lim•ing. n.
1. a white or grayish white, lumpy, very slightly water-soluble solid, CaO, used chiefly in mortars, plasters, and cements, and in the manufacture of steel, paper, glass, and various chemicals of calcium.
2. a calcium compound for improving crops grown in soils deficient in lime.
v.t.
4. to treat (soil) with lime or compounds of calcium.
5. to smear (twigs, branches, etc.) with birdlime.
6. to catch with or as if with birdlime.
7. to paint or cover (a surface) with a composition of lime and water; whitewash.
[before 900; Old English līm, c. Middle Dutch, Old High German, Old Norse līm]

lime2

(laɪm)

n.
1. the small, greenish yellow, acid fruit of a citrus tree, Citrus aurantifolia, allied to the lemon.
2. the tree that bears this fruit.
3. a greenish yellow.
adj.
4. of the color lime.
5. of or made with limes.
[1615–25; < Sp lima < Arabic līmah, līm citrus fruit < Persian līmū(n)]

lime3

(laɪm)

n.
the European linden, Tilia europaea.
[1615–25; unexplained variant of obsolete line, lind, Middle English, Old English lind. See linden]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quicklime - a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
atomic number 20, Ca, calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
Translations
جير حَي، كِلْس غَيْر مُطْفَأ
nehašené vápno
brændt kalk
oltatlan mész
brennt kalk
nehasené vápno
sönmemiş kireç

quicklime

[ˈkwɪklaɪm] Ncal f viva

quicklime

[ˈkwɪklaɪm] nchaux vive

quicklime

nungelöschter Kalk

quicklime

[ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm] ncalce f viva

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun
References in classic literature ?
You will find a change of clothes hidden in the malt-house, and an old caldron full of quicklime.
Contract notice: Delivery of limestone pge sa giek branch elektrownia turow and quicklime to pge giek sa team branch power plant bydgoszcz for the years 2016-2017.
Depending on the various products, market is segregated as agglomerated lime, calcined lime, hydraulic lime, lime sulfur, quicklime, refractory lime, slaked lime and others.
The square kilns were built in the 1870s to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the limestone quarrying at Marsden, with the nearby Whitburn Colliery providing coal for fuel to produce quicklime as an agricultural improver.
Many of the bodies were covered with sheets and had been doused with quicklime, apparently to reduce the odour of rotting flesh.
In the Titicaca basin, some 30km from the lake itself, blocks of soft, white, chalky quicklime were stacked within circular walled structures around the central patio of Khonkho Wankane in the early centuries AD.
Lime-preserved eggs are generally made by putting chicken, duck or quail eggs in a mixture of ash, clay, quicklime, rice hulls and salt for periods ranging from several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing.
The Company also produces and sells quicklime for use in mining operations.
The doctor would then complete the death certificate and enter the appropriate cause of death before the body was taken and placed in an unmarked grave with quicklime.
The plan called for treatment with quicklime, which would dry it out, raise the pH and deactivate the bacteria and viruses.
An oxyhydrogen flame was directed at a cylinder of quicklime to create an illumination that would commonly be used to cast spotlights on solo performers.
Twisted Shop Class" includes electroplating and a quicklime hot tub.