Origin of quicklimeMiddle English quykke lyme, based on Classical Latin calx viva
Origin of quicklimeMiddle English qwyke lyme, living lime (translation of Latin calx v&imacron;va) : quick, qwyke, living; see quick + lime, lyme, lime; see lime3.
(countable and uncountable, plural quicklimes)
(third-person singular simple present quicklimes, present participle quickliming, simple past and past participle quicklimed)
- To treat with quicklime.