Definition of alkalize in English:

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alkalize

Pronunciation: /ˈalkəlʌɪz/
(also alkalise)

verb

[with object]
Treat with alkali: some food or beverage applications use a ‘natural’ cocoa powder, which has not been alkalized
More example sentences
  • Malate alkalizes xylem sap to a greater extent than nitrate.
  • Alkalaemia suppresses renal ammoniagenesis, but the hydrolysis of urea by bacteria liberates ammonia that alkalises urine.
  • The decrease is minimal with lightly alkalized cocoa powder, but with strongly alkalized powder, the gel strength is significantly reduced.

Derivatives

alkalization

noun
Example sentences
  • The odor results from the liberation of amines and organic acids produced from the alkalization of anaerobic bacteria.
  • Alkalization brings out a stronger taste and a brighter color, but there is a point at which you want to stop on the degree of alkalization.
  • It is important to choose a cocoa powder with an alkalization that will help keep the product's pH close to that of milk, around 7.0.

alkalizer

noun

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