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Meaning of alkaline

al•ka•line

Pronunciation: (al'ku-līn", -lin), [key]
— adj. Chem.
  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. Cf. acid (def. 5c).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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