alkalise


alkalise
alkali NOUN (pl. alkalis or US also alkalies) a compound, such as lime or caustic soda, with particular chemical properties including turning litmus blue and neutralizing or effervescing with acids.
DERIVATIVES alkalize (also alkalise) verb.
ORIGIN originally denoting a saline substance derived from the ashes of plants: from an Arabic word meaning «fry, roast».

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  • alkalise — (Brit.) v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalise — /ˈælkəlaɪz/ (say alkuhluyz) verb (t) (alkalised, alkalising) to make alkaline; change into an alkali. Also, alkalize. –alkalisation /ˌælkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say .alkuhluy zayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • alkalise — verb turn basic and less acidic the solution alkalized • Syn: ↑alkalize, ↑alkalify, ↑basify • Ant: ↑acidify (for: ↑alkalize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkalised — alkalise (Brit.) v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalises — alkalise (Brit.) v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalising — alkalise (Brit.) v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalize — alkalizable, adj. alkalization, n. alkalizer, n. /al keuh luyz /, v.t., v.i., alkalized, alkalizing. Chem. to make or become alkaline. Also, alkalinize; esp. Brit., alkalise, alkalinise. [1740 50; ALKAL(I) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkalize — (Amer.) al·ka·lize || ælkÉ™laɪz v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalized — alkalize (Amer.) al·ka·lize || ælkÉ™laɪz v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alkalizes — alkalize (Amer.) al·ka·lize || ælkÉ™laɪz v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalise) …   English contemporary dictionary