Alkali - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈælkəlaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word alkali
Brit.  |ˈalkəlʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word alkali

noun

- any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water (syn: base)
- a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture

Word forms

noun
singular: alkali
plural: alkalis
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