alkalies alkalies  /ˈæl kə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (n) any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
  2. (n) a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture

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  1. Du Pont has been assigned patents on: 1) a "sulfone" nylon which is especially resistant to acids and alkalies; 2) a nylon resembling wool, made by mechanically crimping the fibres .
  2. And to make such a transplant work, they wash out the body's liquid wastes, rebalance its acids and alkalies, lower its potassiumbiochemical feats no less remarkable than all .
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