alkaline

adjective al·ka·line \ ˈal-kə-lən , -ˌlīn \

Definition of alkaline

:of, relating to, containing, or having the properties of an alkali or alkali metal :basic; especiallyof a solution :having a pH of more than 7

alkalinity

play \ˌal-kə-ˈli-nə-tē\ noun

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First Known Use of alkaline

1682


ALKALINE Defined for English Language Learners

alkaline

adjective

Definition of alkaline for English Language Learners

  • : containing an alkali

  • : having the qualities of an alkali


ALKALINE Defined for Kids

alkaline

adjective al·ka·line \ ˈal-kə-ˌlīn , -lən \

Definition of alkaline for Students

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

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alkaline

adjective al·ka·line \ ˈal-kə-lən , -ˌlīn \

medical Definition of alkaline

:of, relating to, containing, or having the properties of an alkali or alkali metal :basic; especiallyof a solution :having a pH of more than 7

alkalinity

play \ˌal-kə-ˈlin-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties


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