alkalize

[al-kuh-lahyz]

verb (used with or without object), al·ka·lized, al·ka·liz·ing. Chemistry.

to make or become alkaline.

Nearby words

  1. alkaline-ash diet,
  2. alkaline-earth metal,
  3. alkaline-earth metals,
  4. alkalinity,
  5. alkalinuria,
  6. alkaloid,
  7. alkaloidal,
  8. alkalosis,
  9. alkaluria,
  10. alkane

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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British Dictionary definitions for alkalizes

alkalize

alkalise

verb

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

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