limewater


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lime·wa·ter

 (līm′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
A clear colorless alkaline aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide, used in calamine lotion and other skin preparations and sometimes as an antacid.

limewater

(ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtə)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a clear colourless solution of calcium hydroxide in water, formerly used in medicine as an antacid
2. (Elements & Compounds) a clear colourless solution of calcium hydroxide in water, formerly used in medicine as an antacid
3. (Elements & Compounds) water that contains dissolved lime or calcium salts, esp calcium carbonate or calcium sulphate

lime•wa•ter

(ˈlaɪmˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used in medicine, antacids, and lotions, and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limewater - solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
black lotion, blackwash - a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
Translations

limewater

[ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtəʳ] nacqua di calce
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During their travels, they would drink the fortifying chileatole, a beverage made of masa harina (a flour made from dried corn kernels cooked in limewater and then ground) and chile powder, while the nobles in their palaces would be offered chicacahuatl, which was made of the finest chocolate mixed with red chile powder.
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Grass, leaves and old rags were soaked in limewater until they turned to pulp.