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Meaning of QUICKLIME

Pronunciation:  'kwik`lIm

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

QUICKLIME is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: burnt lime, calcined lime, calcium oxide, calx, fluxing lime, lime, unslaked lime
 See Also: atomic number 20, Ca, calcium, oxide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Quick"lime\, n. [See {Quick}, a.] (Chem.)
Calcium oxide; unslacked lime; -- so called because when wet
it develops great heat. See 4th {Lime}, 2.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A chemical compound with the formula CaO which is a whitish, odorless solid that does not dissolve well in water. It will, however, react with water (H20) to form calcium hydroxide (CaOH, a base). It has a melting point of 2614 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 2850 degrees Celsius. It can be made by heating calcium carbonate (CaCO3, limestone) until carbon dioxide (CO2) is released. It has a great many industrial uses.