Definition of basify in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbāsəˌfī/


[with object] Chemistry
Change into a base; alkalize.
Example sentences
  • Ammonia was convenient for basifying the filtered extracts, although other inorganic bases should have worked also.
  • You may need to redissolve in hot water, basify to 9 or 10, add a non-polar solvent, and extract the solvent layer weekly for 3 weeks.
  • After removal of the Zinc by filtration, the filtrate was basified with concentrated NaOH and extracted with three 50-ml portions of ether.

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Syllabification: ba·si·fy

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