alkaline

alkaline
adjective Date: 1675 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 • alkalinity noun

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  • alkaline — alkaline, basic are closely related and, in many aspects of their use synonymous terms. Both are opposites or correlatives of the adjective acid and denote some aspect of relationship to bases (alkalies). Distinctively, alkaline suggests the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alkaline — Al ka*line (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.] Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali. [1913 Webster] {Alkaline earths}, certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkaline — (adj.) 1670s, pertaining to alkalis, from ALKALI (Cf. alkali) + INE (Cf. ine) (1). Of soils, attested from 1850 …   Etymology dictionary

  • alkaline — [adj] being basic, not acid (chemically) acrid, alkalescent, alkali, antacid, bitter, caustic, neutralizing, salty, soluble; concept 472 …   New thesaurus

  • alkaline — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ containing an alkali or having the properties of an alkali; having a pH greater than 7. DERIVATIVES alkalinity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • alkaline — [al′kə lin΄, al′kəlīn΄] adj. 1. of, like, or having the properties of an alkali 2. having a pH more than 7 3. containing an alkali alkalinity [al′kəlin′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • Alkaline — Die Alkali Mangan Batterie beziehungsweise Alkali Mangan Zelle ist ein galvanisches Element und zählt zu den wichtigsten elektrochemischen Energiespeichern. Aufgrund höherer Kapazität, besserer Belastbarkeit und längerer Lagerfähigkeit hat sie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alkaline — [[t]æ̱lkəlaɪn[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is alkaline contains an alkali or has a pH value of more than 7. Some soils are actually too alkaline for certain plant life. Ant: acidic Derived words: alkalinity [[t]ælkəlɪ̱nɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT A pH… …   English dictionary

  • alkaline —    Any substance having a pH over 7.0. Alkaline substances are sometimes added to a material to neutralize acids or to form an alkaline buffer or reserve for the purpose of counteracting acids that might form in the future. A buffer might be… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • alkaline —    In our context, a substance having a pH above that of neutral water (7.0) when in solution. Signified as pH (potential of Hydrogen), alkaline fluids, such as the blood (pH about 7.4), have the ability to neutralize acids (solutions below pH… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • alkaline — 1. noun /ˈæl.kəl.aɪn,ˈæl.kə.laɪn/ An alkaline battery. 2. adjective /ˈæl.kəl.aɪn,ˈæl.kə.laɪn/ a) Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases. b) Having a pH greater than 7. Syn …   Wiktionary

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