calcium oxide

noun

Definition of calcium oxide 

: a caustic solid CaO that is white when pure and that is the chief constituent of lime

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There the calcium carbonate is heated to 900°C to release pure carbon-dioxide gas ready for capture, and calcium oxide. The Economist, "Extracting carbon dioxide from the air is possible. But at what cost?," 7 June 2018 On top of the harling went several coats of limewash, a mixture of water and calcium oxide. David Kamp, Vanities, "How Jeremy Irons Rescued and Restored a 15th-Century Irish Castle," 22 Sep. 2017 The concrete is made of quicklime, or calcium oxide, and volcanic ash. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Why Ancient Roman Concrete Is So Strong," 5 July 2017

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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