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lime water

[′līm ‚wȯd·ər]
(pharmacology)
An alkaline aqueous solution of calcium hydroxide; used in medicine as an antacid.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To get your day off to a good start and rev your metabolism, drink a glass of lime water in the morning, or suck on a lime wedge before meals.
The castigations with lime water eliminate the aggressiveness effect of water.
Masa flour can be made at home by nixtamalizing corn in a process of rinsing and cooking in lime water, but the traditional method has been effectively adopted and enhanced at the industrial level.
Nixtamalization involves cooking and steeping the corn in lime water. The cooked kernels are then rinsed with fresh water to remove the loosened hulls.
Mr Ffransis, who runs a crafts business from his Carmarthenshire home, will take only an occasional sip of lime water to keep the pangs of hunger at bay.
* Lime water is made by mixing a pound of slaked (hydrated)lime in one gallon of boiling water.
In limewash painting, the wall should first be rubbed over with water or weak lime water. You can add layers with differing intensity of pigment - as shown here with a coat of Phthalocyanine Blue over the paler coat in this recipe.
In the former, recovered sludge containing the magnesium is mixed with enough water to dissolve all the lime, and the sludge from this (containing all the magnesium in the recovered sludge) is wasted and clear lime water results.
Before the corn can be ground into flours or meals (harinas), shucked kernels are cooked and soaked in lime water to soften and loosen the tough outer hull.
He could change litmus from blue to red, turn lime water milky and when he put a cobalt salt into the flame of the Bunsen burner we gasped in wonder at the beautiful blue flame.