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Meaning of ALKALINE

Pronunciation:  'alku`lIn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (chemistry) relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
 

ALKALINE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: alcalescent, alkalescent, alkalic, base-forming, basic
 
 Antonyms: acidic, amphiprotic, amphoteric
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al"ka*line\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.]
Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the
properties of an alkali.

{Alkaline earths}, certain substances, as lime, baryta,
   strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the qualities
   of alkalies.

{Alkaline metals}, potassium, sodium, c[ae]sium, lithium,
   rubidium.

{Alkaline reaction}, a reaction indicating alkalinity, as by
   the action on limits, turmeric, etc.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A base; a compound whose water-based solutions have a pH higher than 7, a bitter taste, a slippery feel in water, turn red litmus paper blue, and can react with acids to form salts.
 

 

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