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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.
South Africa imports of quicklime, segmented by region and country
She should be hanged, quartered (no, halved - quartering's too good for her), embalmed, taken back to her prison cell, offered food and water, hanged again for refusing hospitality, then taken to unconsecrated ground and buried in quicklime (no, in slowlime - quicklime's too good for her), then dug up and put back in prison.
The water mixes with quicklime stored in the heat engine, creating a reaction that heats the coffee.
Market value and volume for lime by type (hydraulic lime, quicklime, slaked lime)
Tenders are invited for purchase of the following items: level up-patch material; soil stabilizer quicklime - pebble bulk /powder lime; cover stone material - pre-coated and uncoated; limestone: 1 1/2", 3/4", to dust and 1 down; ac-5, ac-10, mc-30, crs-1p, crs-1p, crs-2, ae-p and/or rc-250; delivery of varioius pit run and screen gravel 1 1/2" and down; vegetation management services; fuel.
According to the Department, the cows' heads and spines were removed before the rest of their bodies were buried in quicklime.
Tenders are invited for lime-approx 1,300 tons of high calcium quicklime (3/8"-0" granular), via blower, trucks equipped with adjustable flow bottom drop hoppers; carbon dioxide-approx 300,000 pounds of liquid carbon dioxide.
The resultant quicklime was used for agricultural improvement and to make mortar.
Request for Proposals Supply of quicklime lime for the Orenburg branch of PJSC "T Plus"
Tenders are invited for Calcium lime quicklime lime (content of CaO=84.
The purpose of this public supply contract is to acquire equipment for the storage and metering of quicklime in powder form being more economical to the CaO equivalent injected into the sludge and also contributes to the improvement of the dryness of the dehydrated sludge.