from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Becoming or tending to become alkaline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Tending to the properties of an alkali; slightly alkaline.
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- adjective Slightly
alkaline; having the properties of an alkali.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In Ireland Sorrel leaves are eaten with fish, and with other alkalescent foods.
It is less alkalescent than the flesh of any other animal, and its entire freedom from any irritating quality renders it a fit dish for the ailing, or those whose stomachs are naturally weak.