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alkaline

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adjective al·ka·line \ˈal-kə-lən, -ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of alkaline

  • : containing an alkali

  • : having the qualities of an alkali

Full Definition of alkaline

  1. :  of, relating to, containing, or having the properties of an alkali or alkali metal :  basic; especially of a solution :  having a pH of more than 7

al·ka·lin·i·typlay \ˌal-kə-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

1675

First Known Use of alkaline

1675


ALKALINITY Defined for Kids

alkalinity

noun al·ka·lin·i·ty \ˌal-kə-ˈli-nə-tē\

Definition of alkalinity

  1. :  the quality, state, or degree of being alkaline




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alkaline

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adjective al·ka·line \ˈal-kə-lən, -ˌlīn\

Medical Definition of alkaline

  1. :  of, relating to, containing, or having the properties of an alkali or alkali metal :  basic; especially of a solution :  having a pH of more than 7

  2. al·ka·lin·i·ty \ˌal-kə-ˈlin-ət-ē\play noun, plural al·ka·lin·i·ties




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