from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make alkaline.
  • intransitive v. To become an alkali.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to become more basic and less acidic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render alkaline; to communicate the properties of an alkali to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To change into an alkali; communicate the properties of an alkali to; alkalify. Also spelled alkalise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. turn basic and less acidic


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