lye lye  /ˈlaɪ/


  • (n) a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide


  1. Children are often innocent victims of lye and other corrosives.
  2. No sane inspector would poke around in lye, which can inflict severe eye, skin and lung burns.
  3. When told of the Paris settlement, the prisoners cheered, only to be stopped by doses of lye and bamboo.


  1. U.S. Open: Harbor High alum Cory McElyea fulfills long-time goal of qualifying for U.S. Open

    Golf's longest day turned into the longest night for Santa Cruz's Cory McElyea. This time, though, it wasn't an evening of regret and self-inflicted misery.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel

  2. When science smells good

    LEWISTON — At its most basic, soap-making is a combination of caustic lye and a fat of some kind, mixed with a chemist's precision. "It's kind of magical," Lewiston's Tracey Miller said. "It's chemistry, which is sort of ironic, because chemistry was probably my worst subject in school.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

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  • "Any food that's key element is lye takes an acquired taste," Rove said of the dried cod dish that is reconstituted by soaking it in the alkaline solution.
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Karl Rove Source: eTaiwan News

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