alkaline

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First attested in 1677. From alkali, ultimately from Arabic القلي (al-qaly, ashes of the saltwort), from قلى (qalā, to roast in a pan, fry).

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alkaline (plural alkalines)

  1. An alkaline battery.

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alkaline (comparative more alkaline, superlative most alkaline)

  1. Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases.
  2. (chemistry) Having a pH greater than 7.

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Adjective[edit]

alkaline f

  1. feminine plural of alkalino