antalkaline

[ ant-al-kuh-lahyn, -lin ]
/ æntˈæl kəˌlaɪn, -lɪn /

adjective

preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting alkalinity.

noun

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Origin of antalkaline

First recorded in 1805–15; ant- + alkaline
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