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 Others may be made from BPA-free plastic or soda lime glass, the latter of which typically isn’t heat treated. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 Today, every piece of bakeware made in the U.S. uses tempered soda lime, including the full line of Pyrex consumer glassware. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 25 Jan. 2024 The Pyrex familiar to most Americans and often made in America is made from soda lime glass. Parker Hall, WIRED, 29 June 2023 The County Line Kitchen Glass iced tea maker will bring you all the nostalgic vibes with its classic mason jar vessel crafted from thick soda lime glass. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 8 June 2023 Barton, who’d designed the ball and overseen its production, monitored the water seal of the 400-pound door, the functioning of the oxygen tanks that provided eight hours of breathable air and the cartons of soda lime to absorb the carbon dioxide exhaled by the occupants. Brad Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2023 This glass is usually made up of soda lime, the most common form of glass used. Maria Marabito, Treehugger, 6 Apr. 2023 However, in the early 90s, Corning, the company that invented Pyrex, started using soda lime silicate glass instead of borosilicate (another manufacturer now owns the line). Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 13 Sep. 2012 The Porsha flutes are hand-blown and expertly crafted from soda lime glass to yield a meticulous luxury vessel sure to impress guests at your next gathering. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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