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Lye

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Lye

a strong caustic alkaline solution of potassium salts, obtained by leaching wood ashes. It is much used in making soap, etc.

Origin: as. Leah; akin to D. Loog, OHG. Louga, g. Lauge; cf. Icel. Laug a bath, a hot spring.