lye definition

  • noun:
    • The fluid acquired by leaching wood ashes.
    • See potassium hydroxide.
    • See sodium hydroxide.
    • a very good caustic alkaline solution of potassium or salt salts, acquired by leaching lumber ashes. Its much used in making detergent in addition to its used in biodiesel.
    • A strong caustic alkaline option of potassium salts, acquired by leaching lumber ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.
    • Sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, or a concentrated aqueous solution of either chemical.
    • a brief side line, associated with the key range; a turn-out; a siding.
    • A falsehood.
    • An obsolete spelling of lie.
    • Water impregnated with alkaline salt imbibed from ashes of wood by the process of leaching; additionally, some solution of an alkali, as potash, which will be it self this product of leached lye concreted by evaporation.
    • A variant of lay.
    • An obsolete variant of lee.
    • In an over-all good sense, liquid charged with dissolvable solid matter by contact with an assortment of solid substances, partly soluble, partially insoluble.
    • a stronger option of sodium or potassium hydroxide
  • verb:
    • outdated spelling of lie.
  • others:
    • An obsolete spelling of lie.

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