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 for Air-slacked lime
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slack \Slack\, Slacken \Slack"en\, v. t.
     1. To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack
        a rope; to slacken a bandage. --Wycklif (Acts xxvii. 40)
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     2. To neglect; to be remiss in. [Obs.] --Shak.
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              Slack not the pressage.               --Dryden.
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     3. To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water;
        to slake; as, to slack lime.
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     4. To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or
        less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken
        industry. "Rancor for to slack." --Chaucer.
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              I should be grieved, young prince, to think my
              presence
              Unbent your thoughts, and slackened 'em to arms.
                                                    --Addison.
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              In this business of growing rich, poor men should
              slack their pace.                     --South.
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              With such delay
              Well plased, they slack their course. --Milton.
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     5. To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to
        ease.
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              To respite, or deceive, or slack thy pain
              Of this ill mansion.                  --Milton.
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     Air-slacked lime, lime slacked by exposure to the air, in
        consequence of the absorption of carton dioxide and water,
        by which it is converted into carbonate of lime and
        hydrate of lime.
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