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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alkaline  \Al"ka*line\  (?;  277),  a.  [Cf.  F.  alcalin.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  an  alkali  or  to  alkalies;  having  the 
  properties  of  an  alkali. 
 
  {Alkaline  earths},  certain  substances,  as  lime,  baryta, 
  strontia,  and  magnesia,  possessing  some  of  the  qualities 
  of  alkalies. 
 
  {Alkaline  metals},  potassium,  sodium,  c[ae]sium,  lithium, 
  rubidium. 
 
  {Alkaline  reaction},  a  reaction  indicating  alkalinity,  as  by 
  the  action  on  limits,  turmeric,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alkaline 
  adj  :  (chemistry)  relating  to  or  containing  an  alkali;  having  a  pH 
  greater  than  7;  "alkaline  soils  derived  from  chalk  or 
  limestone"  [syn:  {alkalic}]  [ant:  {amphoteric},  {acidic}] 




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