HyperDic: lye

English > 1 sense of the word lye:
NOUNsubstancelyea strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
lye > pronunciation
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English > lye: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide.
Narrowerpotash, caustic potash, potassium hydroxideA potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
sodium hydroxide, caustic sodaA strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds
BroadercausticAny chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
Spanishcolada, lejía

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