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English definition of “lime”

lime

noun (CHEMICAL)    /laɪm/
[U] (also quicklime) a white substance that is used especially to spread on the land to improve the quality of earth so that crops grow betterSoil [U] (also limescale, scale) white material that collects inside water pipes, kettles, etc. in areas where the water is hard (= contains a lot of natural chemicals)Coverings and layers
(Definition of lime noun (CHEMICAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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