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How To Spell lye?

Correct spelling: lye

What is the definition of lye?

  1. a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide

What does the abbreviation lye mean?

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What are the usage examples for lye?

  1. It is said that this extraordinary construction lasts from 40 to 50 days when well made, and that it can be filled 16 times in 24 hours, with an average of 500 litres of concentrated lye at each filling; but the quantity depends upon the weather, and is less in winter than in summer. – On the Antiquity of the Chemical Art by James Mactear
  2. Slowly add the lye solution, stirring constantly. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
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