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antalkali

[ant-al-kuh-lahy]
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noun, plural ant·al·ka·lis, ant·al·ka·lies.
  1. something that neutralizes alkalis or counteracts alkalinity.

Origin of antalkali

First recorded in 1825–35; ant- + alkali
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Historical Examples

  • Antalkali, a substance which neutralizes an alkali, and is used medicinally to counteract an alkaline tendency in the system.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2

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  • Antalkali, ant-al′ka-li, n. anything that counteracts the action of an alkali.


British Dictionary definitions for antalkali

antalkali

noun plural -lis or -lies
  1. a substance that neutralizes alkalis, esp one used to treat alkalosis
Derived Formsantalkaline (æntˈælkəˌlaɪn, -lɪn), adjective, noun
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