alkalify

[ al-kuh-luh-fahy, al-kal-uh- ]
/ ˈæl kə ləˌfaɪ, ælˈkæl ə- /
Chemistry

verb (used with object), al·ka·li·fied, al·ka·li·fy·ing.

to alkalize.

verb (used without object), al·ka·li·fied, al·ka·li·fy·ing.

to become alkaline.

Origin of alkalify

First recorded in 1825–35; alkali + -fy

Related forms

al·ka·li·fi·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alkalify

alkalify

/ (ˈælkəlɪˌfaɪ, ælˈkæl-) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or become alkaline
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