Origin of quicklimeMiddle English quykke lyme, based on Classical Latin calx viva
Origin of quicklimeMiddle English qwyke lyme living lime ( translation of Latin calx vīva ) quick, qwyke living ; see quick . lime, lyme lime ; see lime 3.
(countable and uncountable, plural quicklimes)
(third-person singular simple present quicklimes, present participle quickliming, simple past and past participle quicklimed)
- To treat with quicklime.