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

Other Words from alkaline

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

Examples of alkaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flowers on this mophead are bicolored with white and either deep blue—in acidic soil—or magenta in more alkaline soil. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Sep. 2022 The alkaline electric diet is foods that create the least amount of mucus. Julissa Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 All over the internet, from TikTok to Instagram, there are dedicated accounts showing you how exactly to follow an alkaline electric lifestyle (no seedless fruit, no soy, no starch!). Julissa Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 And are the many health benefit claims of alkaline water substantiated? Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 28 July 2022 The Gulf of Maine is the least alkaline body of water on the Atlantic coast between Mexico and Canada, and its delicate chemistry is particularly vulnerable to disruptions both natural and human caused. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Scientific American, 1 May 2022 In the fall, researchers led by the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel conducted an experiment off Grand Canary Island to measure how adding alkaline minerals to seawater helps reduce CO2. Eric Niiler, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2022 But copper reacts with acidic food and aluminum with alkaline foods. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 Lewis spoke persuasively about the health benefits of alkaline water. New York Times, 30 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of alkaline

1682, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alkaline was in 1682

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“Alkaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkaline. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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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 alkaline (audio) \ noun, plural alkalinities

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