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alkalize

[al-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with or without object), al·ka·lized, al·ka·liz·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to make or become alkaline.
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Also al·ka·lin·ize [al-kuh-luh-nahyz] /ˈæl kə ləˌnaɪz/; especially British, al·ka·lise, al·ka·lin·ise.

Origin of alkalize

First recorded in 1740–50; alkal(i) + -ize
Related formsal·ka·liz·a·ble, adjectiveal·ka·li·za·tion, nounal·ka·liz·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • This is the way we always get rid of hazardous emotions: we destroy them as we alkalize acids.

    The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book

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British Dictionary definitions for alkalize

alkalize

alkalise

verb
  1. (tr) to make alkaline
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Derived Formsalkalizable or alkalisable, adjective
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