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 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 The retailer's calculations indicate that if all Ikea customers switched from alkaline batteries to rechargeable batteries and charged them 50 times, global waste could be reduced by as much as 5,000 tons on an annual basis. Coral Murphy, USA TODAY, "Ikea to remove non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by 2021, aiming to reduce waste at home," 30 Sep. 2020 Aluminum ions are most available in soils that are acidic and are less available where soils are alkaline. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Pink or blue for hydrangea blooms: The amount of alumium ions in the soil makes the difference," 30 Sep. 2020 In 2010, for example, a dam failure in Hungary released a 2-meter-high wall of red mud—an alkaline waste from aluminum production—that killed 10 people and buried villages. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone," 3 Sep. 2020 Today, mines and industry generate some 2 billion tons of alkaline solid wastes every year, and more than 90 billion tons are stored behind fragile dams and heaped in waste piles, a threat to people and ecosystems. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Industrial waste can turn planet-warming carbon dioxide into stone," 3 Sep. 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 12 Apr. 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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