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


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


(ˈlaɪmˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

an aqueous solution of slaked lime, used in medicine, antacids, and lotions, and to absorb carbon dioxide from the air.
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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


[ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtəʳ] nacqua di calce
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Ghazy, Performance of Portland cement mixes containing silica fume and mixed with limewater. HBRC Journal, 2014.
to soak their choppers in limewater. Indulge those converts who brush
Reducing aflatoxin in maize (nixtamisation)Nixtamalisation is the process of preparing maize, or other grains by soaking and cooking in an alkaline solution, usually limewater. The grains are then washed, and then hulled.
We removed the cylinders formwork 24 hours after casting; thereupon, we immersed them into limewater until tested at normal curing conditions (20-23[degrees]C and RH = 100%).
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.
"Pull up!" yarred Don; "Dinna wet, nor by limewater 'retaw,' Emily Bronte, wan nid-nodder Ray!