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Meaning & Definition of Alkali in English

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Alkali

/ælkəlaɪ/

noun

1. Any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

  • "Bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
    synonym:
  • base
  • ,
  • alkali

2. A mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water

  • Detrimental to agriculture
    synonym:
  • alkali