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Definition 1: any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where alkali or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Synonyms for alkali in the sense of this definition

(alkali is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is a kind of alkali ) a toxic colorless flammable liquid organic base with a disagreeable odor; usually derived from coal

(... is a kind of alkali ) a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen; the parent compound of various biologically important substances

(... is a kind of alkali ) any of several bases that are derivatives of purine

(... is a kind of alkali ) an organic base C3H4N2; a histamine inhibitor

(... is a kind of alkali ) a white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins

(... is a kind of alkali ) any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine

Definition 2: a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture - [noun denoting substance]

(alkali is a kind of ...) a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

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