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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Alkaline \Al"ka*line\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.]
Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the
properties of an alkali.
Alkaline earths, certain substances, as lime, baryta,
strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the qualities
Alkaline metals, potassium, sodium, c[ae]sium, lithium,
Alkaline reaction, a reaction indicating alkalinity, as by
the action on limits, turmeric, etc.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater
than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
[syn: alkaline, alkalic] [ant: acidic,
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