alkaline

adjective
al·​ka·​line | \ ˈal-kə-lən How to pronounce alkaline (audio) , -ˌlīn How to pronounce alkaline (audio) \

Definition of alkaline

: 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

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Other Words from alkaline

alkalinity \ ˌal-​kə-​ˈli-​nə-​tē How to pronounce alkalinity (audio) \ noun

Examples of alkaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The advantages of alkaline hydrolysis: Environmental sustainability: The process does not consume fuel or create emissions. Erica Lamberg, USA TODAY, "An overview of final arrangement options," 25 Mar. 2020 Inside the factory, the air is steamy from warm baths of alkaline water in which bushels of kozo — the stems of mulberry trees — are soaked. Oliver Whang, New York Times, "The Thinnest Paper in the World," 5 May 2020 They are generally found on dry or gravelly alkaline soils in both the eastern and western parts of North America. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Thanks to horticultural hanky panky, coral bells aren't your grandma’s garden plant anymore," 24 Apr. 2020 There are some stores in Detroit that sell nothing but alkaline water. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Herbal remedies, alternative medicines are keeping Detroit store busier than ever," 31 Mar. 2020 Sebi claimed that disease is a result of mucus and acidity in the body, and argued that diseases cannot exist in an alkaline environment. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the Dr. Sebi Diet, According to a Registered Dietitian," 17 Mar. 2020 What is the story on those types that are growing in alkaline soils? Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, "Neil Sperry: Yaupon hollies should be pruned in February, but it’s not too late if you hurry," 12 Mar. 2020 The devices also typically produce hydrogen at five times the rate of the alkaline version. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Next generation water splitter could help renewables power the globe," 10 Mar. 2020 Closer to Athens, Bowman and her team at Ohio University [OU] have created a steel slag leach bed system, which uses an alkaline byproduct of steel production to neutralize acidic water. April Johnston, Cincinnati.com, "‘That's vinegar’: The Ohio River’s history of contamination and progress made," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of alkaline

1682, in the meaning defined above

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“Alkaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkaline. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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alkaline

adjective
How to pronounce alkaline (audio) How to pronounce alkaline (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of alkaline

: containing an alkali
: having the qualities of an alkali

alkaline

adjective
al·​ka·​line | \ ˈal-kə-ˌlīn How to pronounce alkaline (audio) , -lən \

Kids Definition of alkaline

1 : having the properties of an alkali alkaline solutions
2 : containing an alkali Some plants grow better in alkaline soils.

alkaline

adjective
al·​ka·​line | \ ˈal-kə-lən How to pronounce alkaline (audio) , -ˌlīn How to pronounce alkaline (audio) \

Medical Definition of alkaline

: 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

Other Words from alkaline

alkalinity \ ˌal-​kə-​ˈlin-​ət-​ē How to pronounce alkalinity (audio) \ noun, plural alkalinities

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