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quicklime

[kwik-lahym] /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
lime1 (def 1).
Origin of quicklime
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English quyk lym, translation Latin calx vīva; see quick, lime1
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quicklime

/ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/
noun
1.
another name for calcium oxide
Word Origin
C15: from quick (in the archaic sense: living) + lime1
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Word Origin and History for quicklime
n.

late 14c., from quick (adj.) "living" + lime (n.1). A loan-translation of Latin calx viva. So called perhaps for being unquenched, or for the vigorousness of its qualities; cf. Old English cwicfyr "sulfur."

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