What does alkaline mean?

Definitions for alkalineˈæl kəˌlaɪn, -lɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alkaline.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alkaline, alkalic(adj)

    relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7

    "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"


  1. alkaline(Noun)

    An alkaline battery.

  2. alkaline(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases.

  3. alkaline(Adjective)

    Having a pH greater than 7.

  4. Origin: First attested in 1677. From alkali, ultimately from قلي, from قلى.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alkaline(adj)

    of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. alcalin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alkaline in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alkaline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Evan Dellon:

    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.

  2. Evan Dellon:

    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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