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

Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkalinize was in 1800

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Cite this Entry

“Alkalinize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants also British alkalinise
alkalinized also British alkalinised; alkalinizing also British alkalinising
: to make alkaline
alkalinized the body by using sodium citrate as the agent
alkalinization noun
also British alkalinisation
alkalinizer 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
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