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Alkali meaning

alkali - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
  2. 2. One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
  3. 3. Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.
  4. 4. Alkaline.
  5. 5. One of a class of substances, as soda or potash, having the properties of being soluble in water and in alcohol, of combining with fats to form soap, and of changing the tint of many coloring matters; in chemistry a base.
  6. 6. A substance which neutralises acids.

alkali - examples of usage

  1. An alkali internally may be of service. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The disease in this country is confined to localized areas in the Southwest, known as the " alkali districts," and in the old dairy sections of New York State. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. More generally this disease goes under the name of " alkali disease." - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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