What does the word alkaline mean?

Usage examples for alkaline

  1. Within the last ten years it has been definitely determined that a large part of this vast territory has an actual lime deficiency, as measured by its inability to remain alkaline or " sweet." – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  2. He admired the effects of light and shadow on the wide expanse; and noticed the peculiarities of the alkaline lakes. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. The milk of animals when in perfect health likewise presents an alkaline reaction, and that of cows when at grass forms no exception to this rule. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.

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