Found 2 items, similar to Caustic lime.
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Definition: caustic lime
n : a caustic substance produced by heating limestone [syn: calcium hydroxide
, slaked lime
, hydrated lime
, calcium hydrate
, lime hydrate
English → English
Definition: Caustic lime
, n. [AS. l[=i]m; akin to D. lijm, G. leim, OHG.
l[=i]m, Icel. l[=i]m, Sw. lim, Dan. liim, L. limus mud,
linere to smear, and E. loam. [root]126. Cf. Loam
Like the lime
That foolish birds are caught with. --Wordsworth.
2. (Chem.) Oxide of calcium, CaO
; the white or gray,
caustic substance, usually called quicklime
, obtained by
calcining limestone or shells, the heat driving off carbon
dioxide and leaving lime. It develops great heat when
treated with water, forming slaked lime
, and is an
essential ingredient of cement, plastering, mortar, etc.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: Lime is the principal constituent of limestone, marble,
chalk, bones, shells, etc.
, Calcium hydroxide or slaked lime; also, in a
less technical sense, calcium oxide or quicklime.
, one who burns limestone, shells, etc., to make
, a limestone quarry.
, Lime twig
, a twig smeared with birdlime; hence,
that which catches; a snare. --Chaucer.
, Caustical \Caus"tic*al\
, a. [L. caustucs,
Ge. ?, fr. ? to burn. Cf. Calm
1. Capable of destroying the texture of anything or eating
away its substance by chemical action; burning; corrosive;
2. Severe; satirical; sharp; as, a caustic remark.
(Optics), a curve to which the ray of light,
reflected or refracted by another curve, are tangents, the
reflecting or refracting curve and the luminous point
being in one plane.
. See under Lime
, Caustic soda
(Chem.), the solid
hydroxides potash, KOH
, and soda, NaOH
, or solutions
of the same.
, nitrate of silver, lunar caustic.
(Optics), a surface to which rays reflected
or refracted by another surface are tangents. Caustic
curves and surfaces are called catacaustic when formed by
reflection, and diacaustic when formed by refraction.
Syn: Stinging; cutting; pungent; searching.