Definition of Lye

1. Noun. A strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide.




Definition of Lye

1. n. A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.

2. n. A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

3. n. A falsehood.

Definition of Lye

1. Noun. A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium or sodium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap as well as its use in biodiesel. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete spelling of lie) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lye

1. a solution used in making soap [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lye

1. A strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc. Origin: AS. Leah; akin to D. Loog, OHG. Louga, G. Lauge; cf. Icel. Laug a bath, a hot spring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lye

lycopodite
lycopodites
lycopodium
lycopodiums
lycopods
lycoricidine
lycorine
lycotropous
lycra
lycras
lycée
lycées
lyddite
lyddites
lydine
lye (current term)
lye hominy
lyege
lyeges
lyencephala
lyencephalous
lyerman
lyes
lyeth
lyfe
lyfull
lygaeid
lygaeid bug
lyghte
lyghtes

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