• WordNet 3.6
    • n limewater solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Limewater Water impregnated with lime; esp., an artificial solution of lime for medicinal purposes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n limewater A saturated aqueous solution of lime. It is astringent and alkaline, and when added to milk it prevents the formation of dense coagula. It is used in diarrhea and vomiting, and as an external application to ulcers, etc. It is also employed in the clarification of coarse sugar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Limewater a saturated aqueous solution of lime
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lím; Ger. leim, glue, L. limus, slime.


In literature:

The water glass and limewater will keep eggs without loss for a year.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
After this has been done, a soft cloth soaked in a solution of linseed oil and limewater should be applied and the whole bandaged.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
What effect would hard limewater have upon the skins?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Cover with Carron oil (equal parts of limewater and linseed or olive oil) and light bandage.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
It can be detected by the limewater test.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Limewater should be given once daily for drinking purposes and ground bone meal mixed with the food.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The one generally selected is limewater.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
The attention of medical men was directed at this time to the action of limewater as a remedy for stone in the bladder.
"Heroes of Science" by M. M. Pattison Muir
The surer test of limewater shows the presence of carbon dioxide in the jar.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Test for carbon dioxide with a match, and with limewater.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne