basify

[ bey-suh-fahy ]
/ ˈbeɪ səˌfaɪ /

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

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

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Origin of basify

First recorded in 1840–50; base1 + -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM basify

ba·si·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for basify

basify
/ (ˈbeɪsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) to make basic
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