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Etymology edit

First attested in 1677. From alkali +‎ -ine, ultimately from Arabic اَلْقِلْي (al-qily, alkali, ashes of the saltwort), related to قَلَى (qalā, to roast in a pan, fry).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæl.kəl.aɪn/
  • (US) enPR: ălˈkəlīn, IPA(key): /ˈæl.kə.laɪn/
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Adjective edit

alkaline (comparative more alkaline, superlative most alkaline)

  1. Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases.
  2. (chemistry) Having a pH greater than 7.
    Synonym: basic
    Coordinate term: acidic

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Noun edit

alkaline (plural alkalines)

  1. An alkaline battery.

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  • alkaline”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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alkaline f

  1. feminine plural of alkalino