Definition of Quicklime

1. Noun. A white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide.

Exact synonyms: Burnt Lime, Calcined Lime, Calcium Oxide, Calx, Fluxing Lime, Lime, Unslaked Lime
Terms within: Atomic Number 20, Ca, Calcium
Generic synonyms: Oxide
Derivative terms: Lime



Definition of Quicklime

1. n. Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; -- so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th Lime, 2.

Definition of Quicklime

1. Noun. lime, (''calcium oxide''), produced by heating limestone; on treatment with water it gives slaked lime ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To treat with quicklime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quicklime

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Medical Definition of Quicklime

1. Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; so called because when wet it develops great heat. See 4th Lime. See: Quick. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quicklime

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Literary usage of Quicklime

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1. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"Slaking the quicklime.—When quicklime is used, it must first be properly slaked ... If the quicklime is properly slaked, the lime paste formed should have ..."

2. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture and Properties by Adelbert Philo Mills (1922)
"quicklime is the name applied to the common or commercial form of calcium oxide ... Hydrated lime is the same material as quicklime except that it does not ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1888)
"Arsenic, muriatic and nitric acid, zinc, and quicklime. ... Bisulphide of carbon, water, and quicklime, 75. Bisulphide of carbon aud nitric acid, 76. ..."

4. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"THE value of quicklime is based upon the amount of calcium oxide which it ... An analysis of quicklime, therefore, should show not only the amount of ..."

5. Philosophical Magazine (1805)
"On the Property ascribed to quicklime of increasing the Force of Gunpowder. By M. LEMAISTRE, Inspector- General of Gunpowder and Saltpetre * . ..."

6. Medico-physical Works: Being a Translation of Tractatus Quinque Medico-physici by John Mayow (1907)
"So that it is abundantly clear that the heat of quicklime is not, as is commonly supposed, produced by the igneous particles which are simply fixed in it, ..."

7. Medico-physical Works: Being a Translation of Tractatus Quinque Medico-physici by John Mayow (1907)
"So that it is abundantly clear that the heat of quicklime is not, as is commonly supposed, produced by the igneous particles which are simply fixed in it, ..."

8. Dioxin Treatment Technologies by Florence Poillon (1994)
"Among the methods under consideration, in addition to the quicklime process, are those designed and developed by International Waste Technologies, ..."

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