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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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