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2 entries found for alkali.
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Main Entry: al·ka·li
Pronunciation: primarystressal-kschwa-secondarystresslimacr
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -lies or -lis
Etymology: Middle English alkali "alkali," from Latin alkali (same meaning), from Arabic al-qili "ashes of a particular plant"
1 : a substance (as a hydroxide) that has a bitter taste and neutralizes acids
2 : ALKALI METAL
3 : a salt or mixture of salts easily dissolved in water and present in some soils of very dry regions

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