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Antonyms for alkaline

acid-forming, amphoteric, acidic, amphiprotic, acid.

Usage examples for alkaline

  1. Hopefulness is the alkaline in character. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  2. Is it acid or alkaline in reaction? – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  3. No doubt this is caused by the weight of the alkaline deposits washed down from the salt hills at Shabwa, at the head of the main valley. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  4. To me an alkaline plain covered with unsightly sage- brush, burnt with fervent heat, destitute of water and animate with no carol of bird, or hum of insect, is the very symbol of desolation; a silent, monotonous and dreary waste, fit only for the habitation of lizards, horned toads, and other reptiles. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  5. A few buffalo wallows, half full of water from the recent rains, relieved the situation, and the thirsty animals emptied their slightly alkaline contents to the last obtainable drop. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  6. Starch digestion requires an alkaline environment. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  7. The ingredients of these minerals undoubtedly existed in a diffused state in the original rocks, and heated water charged with alkaline carbonates, as it percolated through the strata, either along the layers of bedding or lines of cleavage, slowly acted upon these, dissolving and redepositing them, and thus inducing segregation. – Geology by James Geikie
  8. The mercury minerals are believed to have been carried in alkaline sulphide solutions. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  9. Where water passes through soil that has been largely formed from the decay of rocks containing alkaline minerals, the water dissolves some of these minerals and becomes alkaline – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  10. Other attempts by these authors to fraction their alkaline extract of fuller's earth have been unsuccessful. – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  11. But joining it come the bare alkaline plains. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  12. In presence of nascent H this is reduced to luciferin, and since the reaction of the medium is alkaline and luciferase is present this is oxidized with light production, when, by shaking, air is dissolved. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  13. Now he's running on sour milk and vinegar- 'blood too alkaline ' he says- got a chalky taste in his mouth! – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  14. The human body is made up of acid and alkaline constituents. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  15. In the year last named Edison first brought out his new form of nickel- iron cell with alkaline electrolyte, as we have related in the preceding narrative. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  16. It was 8 P. M. when they left Alkaline and the cool of the night was so delightful that the feeling of ease which came upon them made them lax and they lost three hours in straying from the dim trail. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  17. He expected to remain in Alkaline for several days, where he was to be joined by two of his friends and punchers, Mr. Hopalong Cassidy and Mr. Red Connors, both of whom were at Cactus Springs, seventy miles to the east. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford
  18. In the one case, as with the present sample, with too much lime in it, we have made a product which is closely allied to the alkaline base; and if we had, on the other hand, too little lime, we should have something which is nearly like quartz, hence not suitable for our purpose." – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  19. They do not realize that much land passes out of the alkaline class into the acid one every year. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee