basify

[bey-suh-fahy]

verb (used with object), ba·si·fied, ba·si·fy·ing.

to raise the pH of (a substance) above 7, thus making it alkaline.

Nearby words

  1. basie, count,
  2. basifacial,
  3. basifacial axis,
  4. basifixed,
  5. basifugal,
  6. basihyal,
  7. basihyoid,
  8. basil,
  9. basil i,
  10. basil thyme

Origin of basify

First recorded in 1840–50; base1 + -ify

Related formsba·si·fi·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for basify

basify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make basic
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