Synonyms for alkali

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The microscopic test of the distribution of alkali in the blood.

The day had been long, and the alkali lay light on the desert.

Be ready to tie your neckerchief over your nose, soon as we strike the alkali.

Wonder if she would have any use for a maverick rancher from the alkali 174 country?

A determination of alkali therefore determines the percentage of cellulose.

His face was yellowing again, under the blister of sun and alkali.

Neither did I put any sal-soda, or other acid or alkali, into my bread.

The Indian camp was laid out on the very edge of this alkali lake.

The drier it became the whiter the ground on the alkali spots.

The two drugs of most value are some form of salicylic acid and an alkali.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "soda ash," from Medieval Latin alkali, from Arabic al-qaliy "the ashes, burnt ashes" (of saltwort, a plant growing in alkaline soils), from qala "to roast in a pan." The modern chemistry sense is from 1813.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALKALI

alkaline

adjectivebeing basic, not acid (chemically)

ammonia

nounpungent gas, liquid
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