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alkali al·ka·li (āl'kə-lī')
n. pl. al·ka·lis
A carbonate or hydroxide of an alkali metal, the aqueous solution of which is bitter, slippery, caustic, and characteristically basic in reactions.
Any of various soluble mineral salts found in natural water and arid soils.
|alkali (āl'kə-lī') Pronunciation Key
Plural alkalis or alkalies
A hydroxide of an alkali metal. The aqueous solution of alkalis is bitter, slippery, caustic, and characteristically basic in reactions.