alkalinity

[al-kuh-lin-i-tee]
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noun Chemistry.

alkaline condition; the quality that constitutes an alkali.

Nearby words

  1. alkaline soil,
  2. alkaline tide,
  3. alkaline-ash diet,
  4. alkaline-earth metal,
  5. alkaline-earth metals,
  6. alkalinuria,
  7. alkalize,
  8. alkaloid,
  9. alkaloidal,
  10. alkalosis

Origin of alkalinity

First recorded in 1780–90; alkaline + -ity

Related formshy·per·al·ka·lin·i·ty, nounsu·per·al·ka·lin·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for alkalinity

alkalinity

noun

the quality or state of being alkaline
the amount of alkali or base in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
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Medicine definitions for alkalinity

alkalinity

[ăl′kə-lĭnĭ-tē]

n.

The alkali concentration or alkaline quality of a substance that contains alkali.

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