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

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Just days ago, premium alkaline water brand Flow Alkaline Spring Water, founded by CEO Nicholas Reichenbach, announced a sustainability campaign with Shawn Mendes. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber, Kevin Hart and Kendall Jenner All Have Invested in This Hydration Brand (Exclusive)," 23 July 2019 Then, at a long table, the team mixes the person’s cremated remains with soil and water, sometimes adding other elements to offset the naturally highly alkaline and sodium-rich qualities of bone ash. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Could Trees Be the New Gravestones?," 12 June 2019 But the areas where it's found share some things in common: cool, clean, slightly alkaline streams with pebbly bottoms, where water flow is moderate to fast. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "This endangered water beetle is found only in a few streams Up North," 16 July 2019 Battery anatomy Alex lives inside a standard alkaline AA battery, like in your flashlight or remote control. Robert Masse, The Conversation, "How do lithium-ion batteries work?," 15 July 2019 Stick with cleaners that have a neutral pH (seven) or are alkaline (above seven). Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Eliminating green mold from concrete steps," 1 July 2019 In this episode of Go To Bed With Me, the CEO and founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills spills all her secrets for beautiful skin (think alkaline water and lots of creams). Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Anastasia Soare's Nightly Skincare Routine," 12 June 2019 The healing soil of alkaline grasslands in Northern Ireland, used in traditional medicine, was found to contain bacteria effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 10 May 2019 To lower the pH of moderately alkaline soils, add organic material, such as peat moss. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of alkaline

1682, in the meaning defined above

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alkaline

adjective

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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