Definition of alkalize in English:

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


[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.



Pronunciation: /ˌalkəliˈzāSHən/
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.



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Syllabification: al·ka·lize

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