calcium hydroxide

noun

Definition of calcium hydroxide

: a white crystalline strong alkali Ca(OH)2 that is used especially to make mortar and plaster and to soften water

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1872

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calcium hydroxide

noun

medical Definition of calcium hydroxide

: a strong alkali Ca(OH)2 commonly sold in water solution or as an ingredient of bleaching powder — see limewater, soda lime

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