lime soap

noun

Definition of lime soap

: an insoluble soap that is formed as a troublesome curd when ordinary soap is used in hard water but that may be specially prepared for use in lubricating greases, in waterproofing agents, and in the paint industry — compare calcium stearate

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“Lime soap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lime%20soap. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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