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Meaning of CALCIMINE

Pronunciation:  'kalsu`mIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings
  2. [v]  cover with calcimine, of walls

CALCIMINE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: wash, water-base paint, whitewash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cal"ci*mine\, n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.]
    A white or colored wash for the ceiling or other plastering
    of a room, consisting of a mixture of clear glue, Paris white
    or zinc white, and water. [Also spelt {kalsomine}.]
  2. \Cal"ci*mine\, v. t. [imp. &p. p. {Calcimined}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Calcimining}.]
    To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls.
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