Synonyms for alkaline

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The alkaline solution and washings were acidified and distilled from 10 p.ct.

Account for the fact that a solution of borax in water is alkaline.

They may be suspected if the milk is alkaline in reaction and has a disguised taste.

If alkaline, as it should be, the paper remains blue when dipped in it.

His spare supply was still ample and was distilled, not alkaline.

As often as once in two or three days, an alkaline bath should be taken.

On the other hand, the sulphide of lead is not soluble in the alkaline cyanides.

But it is reprecipitated unaltered by excess of alkaline oxalate.

The bromide of potassium must be pure and not alkaline, ditto the gelatine.

In two hours the sky is clear and the air is hot and alkaline.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "pertaining to alkalis," from alkali + -ine (1). Of soils, attested from 1850.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALKALINE

caustic

adjectiveburning, corrosive
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