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Definition of lime verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lime

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//laɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lime
BrE BrE//laɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪm//
 
he / she / it limes
BrE BrE//laɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪmz//
 
past simple limed
BrE BrE//laɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪmd//
 
past participle limed
BrE BrE//laɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//laɪmd//
 
-ing form liming
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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lime something to add the substance lime to soil, especially in order to control the acid in it Word Originverb Old English līm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lijm, German Leim, also to loam.
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