relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
"alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
An alkaline battery.
Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases.
Having a pH greater than 7.
Origin: First attested in 1677. From alkali, ultimately from قلي, from قلى.
of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali
Origin: [Cf. F. alcalin.]
The numerical value of alkaline in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of alkaline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It’s no different than taking a Tums or drinking a lot of milk — which some people with reflux like to do because milk is also slightly alkaline.
The esophageal lining is built to withstand acid damage, but it’s not at all built to be exposed to things that are alkaline, so for some people, alkaline beverages could cause irritation.
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- emäksinen, alkali, alkalinenFinnish
- alkáli, lúgos, alkalikusHungarian
- 염기성, 알칼리성Korean
- díkʼǫ́ǫ́zh, łeeyáánNavajo, Navaho
- lužnat, lužnatiSerbo-Croatian
- basisk, alkaliskSwedish
- alkaline پرUrdu
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