[al-kuh-les-uh nt]
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Origin of alkalescent

First recorded in 1725–35; alkal(i) + -escent
Related formsal·ka·les·cence, al·ka·les·cen·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for alkalescent

soluble, salty, acrid, alkali, bitter, caustic, alkalescent, antacid

alkalescent in Medicine


  1. Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.
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