al·​ka·​lin·​ize | \ ˈal-kə-lə-ˌnīz How to pronounce alkalinize (audio) \
alkalinized; alkalinizing

Definition of alkalinize

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alkalinization \ ˌal-​kə-​ˌli-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce alkalinize (audio) , -​lə-​nə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of alkalinize

1800, in the meaning defined above

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“Alkalinize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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transitive verb
variants: also British alkalinise \ ˈal-​kə-​lə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce alkalinize (audio) \
alkalinized also British alkalinised; alkalinizing also British alkalinising

Medical Definition of alkalinize

: to make alkaline alkalinized the body by using sodium citrate as the agent

Other Words from alkalinize

alkalinization also British alkalinisation \ ˌal-​kə-​ˌlin-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​lə-​nə-​ How to pronounce alkalinize (audio) \ noun
alkalinizer \ ˈal-​kə-​lə-​ˌnī-​zər How to pronounce alkalinize (audio) \ noun
When your blood is too acidic, your body sends in an alkalinizer to correct the imbalance. That alkalinizer is calcium. Women's Health Letter, November 2004

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