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1. lye

noun. ['ˈlaɪ'] a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide.

Synonyms

  • potash
  • potassium hydroxide
  • caustic soda
  • sodium hydroxide
  • caustic potash

Antonyms

  • constructive

Etymology

  • leag (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word lye


1. Noun, singular or mass
Mix one gallon of water and one teaspoon of lye together in a bucket.

2. Adjective
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.

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