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calcimine

[kal-suh-mahyn, -min] /ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, -mɪn/
noun
1.
a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc.
verb (used with object), calcimined, calcimining.
2.
to wash or cover with calcimine.
Also, kalsomine.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; calci- + (kalso)mine
Related forms
calciminer, noun
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Examples for calcimine
  • Often, the best solution is to use a flat alkyd coating over the calcimine.
  • Any efflorescence or calcimine should be treated-consult factory.
British Dictionary definitions for calcimine

calcimine

/ˈkælsɪˌmaɪn; -mɪn/
noun
1.
a white or pale tinted wash for walls
verb
2.
(transitive) to cover with calcimine
Word Origin
C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark
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