milk of lime

Definition of milk of lime

: a suspension of calcium hydroxide or hydrated lime in water — compare limewater

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“Milk of lime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milk%20of%20lime. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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