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  • adj. Forming alkalis with oxygen, as some metals do.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Forming alkalies with oxygen, as some metals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing alkalis: specifically applied to certain metals which form alkalis with oxygen. The true kaligenous metals are potassium and sodium.

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