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Spanish translation of “lime”

lime

noun /laim/
the white substance left after heating limestone, used in making cement.
cal
limestone noun (geology) a kind of rock.
caliza
limekiln noun a kiln which is used to produce quicklime by exposing limestone (= calcium carbonate) to strong heat.
horno de cal
limelight: in the limelight attracting the public’s attention
en el candelero
When she joined the soap opera, it really put her in the limelight.
(Definition of lime from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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