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alkalize

[al-kuh-lahyz] /ˈæl kəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), alkalized, alkalizing. Chemistry
1.
to make or become alkaline.
Also, alkalinize; especially British, alkalise, alkalinise.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; alkal(i) + -ize
Related forms
alkalizable, adjective
alkalization, noun
alkalizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alkalize

alkalize

/ˈælkəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make alkaline
Derived Forms
alkalizable, alkalisable, adjective
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