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Main Entry: al·ka·li
Inflected Form(s): plural -liesor -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