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lime

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, dish, Plants, Industry, Geology, Soil
limelime1 /laΙͺm/ ●○○ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 lime.jpg [countable]DFF a small juicy green fruit with a sour taste, or the tree this grows on2 [countable]HBP a tree with pleasant-smelling yellow flowers syn linden3 [uncountable]TI a white substance obtained by burning limestone, used for making cement, marking sports fields etc syn quicklime4 [uncountable] a light yellowish green colour
Examples from the Corpus
limeβ€’ Calcium permanent hardness requires the more expensive sodium carbonate, whereas magnesium permanent hardness requires both lime and sodium carbonate.β€’ Some have occurred as a result of lime and fertiliser applications coupled with more intensive grazing of livestock.β€’ Serve on individual plates, garnished with lollo rosso and a wedge of lime.β€’ Apple or lime, pine or pistachio.β€’ The lime was mixed with flowers of sulphur so that the walls would give off sulphurous fumes when they got warm.
Related topics: Soil
limelime2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š technicalTAS to add lime to soil to control acid
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limeβ€’ Individuals can be removed with tweezers, but to prevent re-infestation, the pond will have to be drained and limed.β€’ When liming the soil choose magnesian limestone to correct the problem.β€’ Made from solid oak with veneered interiors, the wood has been limed to enhance the grain.
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Verb table
lime
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylime
he, she, itlimes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylimed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave limed
he, she, ithas limed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad limed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lime
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have limed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam liming
he, she, itis liming
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you, we, theyare liming
Past
I, he, she, itwas liming
you, we, theywere liming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been liming
he, she, ithas been liming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been liming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be liming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been liming
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