soda lime


Definition of soda lime

: a mixture of sodium hydroxide and slaked lime used especially to absorb moisture and gases

Examples of soda lime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wurzbacher and Gebald started by tinkering with the systems found in submarines, which use chemicals such as soda lime that lock onto CO2 molecules. Vince Beiser, Wired, 28 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of soda lime

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soda lime was in 1862

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“Soda lime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition of soda lime

: a granular mixture of calcium hydroxide with sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide or both used to absorb moisture and acid gases and especially carbon dioxide (as in gas masks, in the rebreathing technique of inhalation anesthesia, and in oxygen therapy)

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