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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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 More acidic soil, which has a lower pH, yields blue flowers, and alkaline soil, which has a higher pH, yields pink flowers. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "You Can Change the Color of Your Hydrangeas with This Simple Trick," 18 Apr. 2019 Viewers must decide if everyday foodstuffs, such as tomatoes, lemons, eggs and broccoli are classed as acidic or alkaline. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Google Doodle Celebrates S.P.L. Sørensen, the Trailblazing Chemist Behind the pH Scale," 29 May 2018 Alkaline Diet The goal of an alkaline diet is to reduce the acidity in the body—which will supposedly aid in treating or preventing diseases—by nixing foods that are on the acidic side, like meat, dairy, eggs, and grains. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Every Type of Diet, Explained," 19 June 2017 The program there is really intense: one week of an alkaline diet (which means for me no coffee and no cigarettes), daily yoga and massages, chakra healing workshops, cooking classes, promenades on the beach, etc. Lola Rykiel, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Love Detox," 15 Apr. 2014 River sand, pump sand, batture sand and spillway sand are all fertile, alluvial soils with a slightly alkaline pH. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "What is the optimal soil pH level for New Orleans lawns?," 25 May 2018

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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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