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lye

noun \ˈlī\

Medical Definition of LYE

1
:  a strong alkaline liquor rich in potassium carbonate leached from wood ashes and used especially in making soap and washing; broadly :  a strong alkaline solution (as of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide)
2
:  a solid caustic (as sodium hydroxide)

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July 06, 2015
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