Synonyms of lime


1. calcium hydroxide, lime, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate, hydroxide, hydrated oxide

usage: a caustic substance produced by heating limestone

2. calcium oxide, quicklime, lime, calx, calcined lime, fluxing lime, unslaked lime, burnt lime, oxide

usage: a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

3. birdlime, lime, adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesive

usage: a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds

4. lime, lime tree, Citrus aurantifolia, citrus, citrus tree

usage: any of various related trees bearing limes

5. linden, linden tree, basswood, lime, lime tree, tree

usage: any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber

6. lime, citrus, citrus fruit, citrous fruit

usage: the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees


1. birdlime, lime, spread, scatter, spread out

usage: spread birdlime on branches to catch birds

2. lime, cover

usage: cover with lime so as to induce growth; "lime the lawn"

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