alkalize (Amer.) 'al·ka·lize || 'ælkəlaɪz v. (Chemistry) make alkaline; become alkaline (also alkalise)

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  • Alkalize — Al ka*lize ([a^]l k[.a]*l[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alkalized} ([a^]l k[.a]*l[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Alkalizing} ([a^]l k[.a]*l[imac] z[i^]ng).] [Cf. F. alcaliser.] To render alkaline; to communicate the properties of an alkali to. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkalize — [al′kə līz΄] vt. alkalized, alkalizing [ ALKAL(INE) + IZE] to make alkaline alkalization n …   English World dictionary

  • alkalize — alkali ► NOUN (pl. alkalis or US also alkalies) ▪ a compound, such as lime or caustic soda, with particular chemical properties including turning litmus blue and neutralizing or effervescing with acids. DERIVATIVES alkalize (also alkalise) verb.… …   English terms dictionary

  • alkalize — alkalizable, adj. alkalization, n. alkalizer, n. /al keuh luyz /, v.t., v.i., alkalized, alkalizing. Chem. to make or become alkaline. Also, alkalinize; esp. Brit., alkalise, alkalinise. [1740 50; ALKAL(I) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkalize — verb To cause to become more basic and less acidic …   Wiktionary

  • alkalize — al·ka·lize also Brit al·ka·lise al kə .līz vt, lized also Brit lised; liz·ing also Brit lis·ing ALKALINIZE al·ka·li·za·tion also Brit al·ka·li·sa·tion .al kə lə zā shən n * * * al·ka·lize (alґkə līz) to make alkaline; called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • alkalize — Synonyms and related words: acetify, acidify, acidulate, alkalify, borate, carbonate, catalyze, chemical, chlorinate, electrolyze, ferment, homopolymerize, hydrate, hydrogenate, hydroxylate, isomerize, nitrate, oxidize, pepsinate, peroxidize,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • alkalize — al·ka·lize …   English syllables

  • alkalize — al•ka•lize [[t]ˈæl kəˌlaɪz[/t]] also al′ka•lin•ize v. t. v. i. lized also lin•ized, liz•ing also lin•iz•ing chem. to make or become alkaline • Etymology: 1740–50 al′ka•liz a•ble, adj. al ka•li•za′tion, n. al′ka•liz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • alkalize —   v.t. make alkaline …   Dictionary of difficult words

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