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lye

 (lī)
n.
1. The liquid obtained by leaching wood ashes.

[Middle English lie, from Old English lēag; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

lye

(laɪ)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any solution obtained by leaching, such as the caustic solution obtained by leaching wood ash
2. (Elements & Compounds) a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide
[Old English lēag; related to Middle Dutch lōghe, Old Norse laug bath, Latin lavāre to wash]

lye

(laɪ)
n.
1. a highly concentrated, aqueous solution of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide.
2. any solution resulting from leaching, percolation, or the like.
[before 900; Middle English lie, ley, Old English lēag, c. Middle Dutch lōghe, Old High German louga lye, Old Norse laug warm bath; akin to lave1]

lye

(lī)
A strong alkaline solution of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide, made by allowing water to wash through wood ashes. It is used to make soap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lye - a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
caustic potash, potash, potassium hydroxide - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
caustic - any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
caustic soda, sodium hydroxide - a strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds
Translations
louh
lud
alkala solvaĵo
lipeä
lúg
lútur
ług
lut

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This research is based on the assumption that placing the wood samples in neutral liquor and alkaline liquor caused different permeability, shrinkage and swelling in the longitudinal, radial and tangential directions of Paulownia and Douglas fir wood specimens and there is a relation between test time and the changes of specimen weight and dimensions.
Technicians prefer the modern method that combine both scouring and bleaching: thus the first section can effect scouring using caustic alkaline liquor while the second section can use Hydrogen Peroxide to effect the bleaching.
Although it is thoroughly washed, the residue retains some alkaline liquor and requires long-term storage.

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