limewater

noun
lime·​wa·​ter | \ ˈlīm-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce limewater (audio) , -ˌwä- \

Definition of limewater

: an alkaline water solution of calcium hydroxide used as an antacid

Examples of limewater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The corn has undergone nixtamalization, which is the stripping of a corn's hard outer shell using limewater. CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 For another pancake, head-on whiteleg shrimp were fanned in a circle and encased, fossil-like, in a puffy, slightly sweet batter made with flour, chili paste, fish sauce, sugar, and limewater, then fried to a deep russet. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of limewater

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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“Limewater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limewater. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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limewater

noun
lime·​wa·​ter | \ ˈlīm-ˌwȯt-ər, -ˌwät- How to pronounce limewater (audio) \

Medical Definition of limewater

: an alkaline water solution of calcium hydroxide used topically as an astringent or protective in various dermatologic lotions

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