adjective Chemistry.

  1. of or like an alkali.
  2. containing an alkali.
  3. having the properties of an alkali.
  4. having a pH value greater than 7.Compare acid(def 5c).


  1. having the properties of or containing an alkali

1670s, “pertaining to alkalis,” from alkali + -ine (1). Of soils, attested from 1850.


  1. Of, relating to, or containing an alkali.
  2. Having a pH greater than 7.

  1. Capable of neutralizing an acid. Bases are alkaline.
  2. Relating to an alkali compound.
  3. Having a pH greater than 7.
  4. Having a relatively low concentration of hydrogen ions.

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