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Alkali

Al´ka`li
n.1.Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
2.(Chem.) One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
3.Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.
Fixed alkalies
potash and soda.
Vegetable alkalies
Same as Alkaloids.
Volatile alkali
ammonia, so called in distinction from the fixed alkalies.
Noun1.alkali - any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia"
Synonyms: base
2.alkali - a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture
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