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alkali

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈæl.kəl.aɪ/ ( plural alkalis) specialized us  
a substance that has the opposite effect or chemical behaviour to an acid
alkaline
adjective uk   /ˈæl.kəl.aɪn/ us  
Some plants will not grow in very alkaline soils.
alkalinity
noun [U] /ˌælkəˈlɪnəti/
Translations of “alkali”
in Spanish álcali…
in French alcali…
in German das Lauge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鹼, 強鹼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碱, 强碱…
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