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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
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A strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
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"):
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