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 alkaline (audio) \ noun

Examples of alkaline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The discharge was found to be alkaline and not as prone to carrying heavy metals, which can occur with acidic mine drainage, Sherlock said. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Orange water was flowing from a century-old gold mine in Utah. Here’s who paid to clean it up.," 5 May 2021 The company agreed to sell its North American water business for $4.3 billion in February and inked a deal to buy ionized alkaline water brand Essentia Water in a small transaction soon thereafter. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Nestlé Looks to Buy Maker of Nature’s Bounty Vitamins," 23 Apr. 2021 Although the investigation is ongoing, epidemiologic information currently indicates that this alkaline water product may be the cause of the illnesses. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "FDA investigates alkaline water brand with possible link to hepatitis cases," 22 Mar. 2021 Shawn Mendes is encouraging fans to stay hydrated and sustainable with his new campaign for alkaline water brand, Flow. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Shawn Mendes Stars in New Alkaline Water Campaign," 5 Apr. 2021 This brand of alkaline water is owned by Real Water Inc., headquartered in Mesa, Arizona. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "FDA investigates alkaline water brand with possible link to hepatitis cases," 22 Mar. 2021 Another study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition has suggested that alkaline water may affect blood viscosity. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, "FDA: Did This Alkaline Water Brand Cause 5 Cases Of Liver Failure?," 19 Mar. 2021 Hebe likes more alkaline soils and moderate temperatures. Janet Carson, Arkansas Online, "Cornwall Mystery Plants," 8 Mar. 2021 Poor soil for farming helped keep Hortobágy’s mosaic of alkaline marshes, meadows, pastures, and loess-steppe vegetation intact. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, "Destinations on the rise for 2021," 20 Nov. 2020

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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 16 May. 2021.

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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 alkaline (audio) \ noun, plural alkalinities

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