alkalize

[ al-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈæl kəˌlaɪz /

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

to make or become alkaline.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM alkalize

al·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

/ (ˈælkəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make alkaline

Derived forms of alkalize

alkalizable or alkalisable, adjective
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