English version

quicklime

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
quicklimequick‧lime /ˈkwɪk-laɪm/ noun [uncountable]  HCa white powder that is made by heating limestone
Examples from the Corpus
quicklimeSlaked lime is less effective and quicklime is altogether too fierce.By lunchtime he would be lying in the darkness and the corrosive quicklime.After being placed in quicklime to dry, they were steamed for twelve hours - a process that was repeated several times.Industrial quicklime is commonly used for the manufacture of cement.When a piece of quicklime was held in the tip of the flame it became white hot and glowed brilliantly.If the quicklime cure proves effective, it is will reduce costs by four-fifths.
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