noun. a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide.
- atomic number 20
- unslaked lime
- burnt lime
- calcium oxide
- fluxing lime
Example sentences of the word quicklime
1. Noun, singular or mass
Pour the quicklime or white latex paint into the bottom of a 10-gallon bucket.
It is also used sometimes to prepare quicklime and on snooker cues.
This uses quicklime in addition to copper sulfate and water, in quantities of 1 lb.