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alkalinoun [C]

 us   /ˈæl·kəˌlɑɪ/ (plural alkalis or alkalies)
chemistry a substance that has the opposite effect or chemical behavior of an acid
alkaline
adjective  us   /ˈæl·kəˌlɑɪn/
(Definition of alkali from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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alkalinoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈæl.kəl.aɪ/  us   /ˈæl.kəl.aɪ/ (plural alkalis) specialized
alkaline
adjective uk   /ˈæl.kəl.aɪn/  us   /ˈæl.kəl.aɪn/
Some plants will not grow in very alkaline soils.
alkalinity
noun [U] /ˌælkəˈlɪn.ə.ti/  us /ˌælkəˈlɪnət̬i/
(Definition of alkali from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Spanish álcali…
in Vietnamese chất kiềm…
in Malaysian alkali…
in Thai ด่าง…
in French alcali…
in German das Lauge…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碱, 强碱…
in Indonesian alkali…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鹼, 強鹼…
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