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calcium oxide

noun
1.
lime1 (def 1).
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  • The presence of calcium oxide in the retort will also alter pyrolysis product yields.
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British Dictionary definitions for calcium oxide

calcium oxide

noun
1.
a white crystalline base used in the production of calcium hydroxide and bleaching powder and in the manufacture of glass, paper, and steel. Formula: CaO Also called lime, quicklime, calx, burnt lime, calcined lime, fluxing lime
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calcium oxide in Medicine

calcium oxide n.
A white, caustic, lumpy powder used in analytical and manufacturing procedures, in glassmaking, in waste treatment, in insecticides, and as an industrial alkali. Also called lime3.

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calcium oxide in Science
calcium oxide  
A white solid compound that has a very high melting point and reacts with water to form calcium hydroxide. It is often prepared commercially by heating limestone. Calcium oxide is used as an alkali for treating acidic soils and in manufacturing steel, paper, and glass, and it is the main component of lime. Chemical formula: CaO.
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