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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lye mean? 

LYE (noun)
  The noun LYE has 1 sense:

1. a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide

  Familiarity information: LYE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

LYE (noun)

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A strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("lye" is a kind of...):

caustic (any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lye"):

caustic potash; potash; potassium hydroxide (a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry)

caustic soda; sodium hydroxide (a strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds)

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