What does the word carbonate mean?

Usage examples for carbonate

  1. You can readily prove the existence of carbonic and gas in the breathing, by simply breathing into a little lime- water; after breathing for a few seconds into it, a white film will form on the top; the carbonic acid gas from the breath unites with the lime of the lime- water and the product of the white film is carbonate of lime. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. At the same time with this process, carrying lime carbonate in solution was going on, so that doubtless the stone kernels, consisting of pretty nearly equal parts of lime and silica, were deposited within the nuts. – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  3. The cavity was much larger than the Toad, being nearly six inches in diameter, and was lined with crystals of what I suppose to be carbonate of lime. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse

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