noun. ['ˈlaɪ'] a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide.
- potassium hydroxide
- caustic soda
- sodium hydroxide
- caustic potash
- leag (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Rhymes with Lye
Sentences with lye
1. Noun, singular or mass
Mix one gallon of water and one teaspoon of lye together in a bucket.
Always add lye slowly to cool water and wear protective clothing such as long gloves.
3. Verb, base form
Never add water to lye because it will react violently and may splatter.
4. Noun, plural
Do not induce vomiting or give vinegar to someone who has swallowed lye.