1. Calcium oxide, which is produced by heating (calcining) limestone and gives slaked lime on treatment with water.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: chaux vive
  • German: gebrannter Kalk, Branntkalk, ungelöschter Kalk, Kalkerde, Ätzkalk, Calciumoxid
  • Italian: calce viva
  • Portuguese: cal virgem, cal viva
  • Russian: негашёная и́звесть
  • Spanish: cal viva, cal

quicklime (quicklimes, present participle quickliming; past and past participle quicklimed)

  1. (transitive) To treat with quicklime.

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