HyperDic: alkali

English > 2 senses of the word alkali:
NOUNsubstancealkali, baseany of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
substancealkalia mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water
alkali > pronunciation
Soundsae'lkahlay.
Rhymesally ... walleye: 28 rhymes with lay...
English > alkali: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water.
Synonymbase
Narrowerimidazole, iminazole, glyoxalineAn organic base C3H4N2
melamine, cyanuramideA white crystalline organic base
purineA colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen
purineAny of several bases that are derivatives of purine
pyridineA toxic colorless flammable liquid organic base with a disagreeable odor
pyrimidineAny of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishalcali, álcali, base
Catalanàlcali, base
Verbsalkalize, alkalifyturn basic and less acidic
English > alkali: 2 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture.
BroadersaltA compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
Spanishálcali
Adjectivesalkalicrelating to or containing an alkali
Verbsalkalifyturn basic and less acidic

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