Definition of alkalize in English:

Share this entry

alkalize

Pronunciation: /ˈalkəˌlīz/
(also alkalinize /ˈalkəliˌnīz/)

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective alkalized or alkalizing)
Treat with alkali.
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

Pronunciation: /ˌalkəliˈzāSHən/
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
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.