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antalkali

[ ant-al-kuh-lahy ]

noun

, plural ant·al·ka·lis, ant·al·ka·lies.
  1. something that neutralizes alkalis or counteracts alkalinity.


antalkali

/ æntˈælkəˌlaɪ; æntˈælkəˌlaɪn; -lɪn /

noun

  1. a substance that neutralizes alkalis, esp one used to treat alkalosis


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Derived Forms

  • antalkaline, adjectivenoun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of antalkali1

First recorded in 1825–35; ant- + alkali
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Example Sentences

Antalkali, ant-al′ka-li, n. anything that counteracts the action of an alkali.

Antalkali, a substance which neutralizes an alkali, and is used medicinally to counteract an alkaline tendency in the system.

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