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Definition having a pH greater than 7 (this is the opposite of acidic)
  • an alkaline battery
  • Cancer blood is more alkaline than normal blood.
  • Alkaline solutions are typically slippery or soapy to the touch.
  • Living with a slightly alkaline soil is much easier and less expensive than trying to lower soil pH.
  • The way to unlock the niacin in corn is to cook it with an alkali like lime.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • alkali = having a pH greater than 7 (this is the opposite of acidic)
  • Its calculators can be set to any combination, so many amino acids, so much sulphur, so much butterfat and alkaline.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • alkaline = something with a pH greater than 7 (the opposite of acidic)
  • It was an alkaline country, and hundreds of Indians died from bad water.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • I collected a quantity of seaweed to spread over them, which was afterwards burnt to make alkali, when we returned to secure our harvest of pearls.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • When the soil is too alkaline, which can be thought of as being too sweet, you need to add sulfur.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The key that locks up the acids and caustic alkalies!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It might be that alkali in an improperly cleaned flask had caused the clearing of the culture.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It has an alkaline soil so firm that airplanes can be towed and parked on the surface without sinking....
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Says Monty, sarcastic as alkali water: 'Ed, we-all knowed you was a heap married man, but you're some locoed to give yourself away.'
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Thus she got her eyes full of dust—an alkali dust that made them sting and smart.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • [1] [Footnote 1: The poison of a snake is a powerful acid, and is counteracted by powerful alkalies, such as potash, ammonia, &c.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Its essence—highly alkaline.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He tried to guess what the solutions were by smell, but failed; the shower was slippery, though, which meant it was alkaline.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The open country smelled clean, even when the wind blew and the dust rose with its acrid alkaline smell.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • It measures the pH level of your sweat, so you can tell when you need to hydrate with alkaline water.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I drink the water and it's alkaline, like soapy water.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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