quicklime

noun
quick·​lime | \ ˈkwik-ˌlīm How to pronounce quicklime (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web An article on Sunday about a far-right network in Germany misstated one of the uses of quicklime. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2020 Operating historically as Southern Lime and in operation for more than 60 years, the facility supplies high-calcium quicklime and hydrated lime products. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al.com, 8 July 2019 In a third container, these limestone pellets are heated to about 1000°C to create quicklime that can be reused and release carbon dioxide as a pure stream of gas. Akshat Rathi, Quartz, 1 July 2019 Police said 13 officers required hospital treatment after protesters attacked them with quicklime. Time Staff, Time, 1 July 2019 The remains are believed to have been thrown into 70 different mass graves and covered in the quicklime to seal off the site. Aritz Parra, Fox News, 28 Aug. 2018 Truth be told, the vats of pigeon excrement, cow urine and quicklime are quite pungent, but that’s part of the experience. Lindsay Cohn, ELLE Decor, 6 Mar. 2018 The concrete is made of quicklime, or calcium oxide, and volcanic ash. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, 5 July 2017 The concrete is made of quicklime, or calcium oxide, and volcanic ash. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of quicklime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Quicklime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quicklime. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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quicklime

noun
quick·​lime | \ ˈkwik-ˌlīm How to pronounce quicklime (audio) \

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