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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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Translations
louh
lud
alkala solvaĵo
lipeä
lúg
lútur
ług
lut

lye

[laɪ] Nlejía f
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lye

nLauge f
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lye

n. lejía;
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lye

n lejía
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We now want to start making wood-ash soap. So, my question is, since we're using all the mixed wood (including pine) we can collect for our fires, will it work?