alkali reserve n.
The sum total of the basic ions of the blood and other body fluids that act as buffers and maintain the normal pH of the blood.
- Alkali rock
any igneous rock with a marked preponderance of alkali and a low percentage of silica.
- Alkali soil
soil that has either a high degree of alkalinity or a high percentage of sodium, or both, so that most crops cannot be grown in it profitably. noun a soil that gives a pH reaction of 8.5 or above, found esp in dry areas where the soluble salts, esp of sodium, have not been leached […]
(of igneous rock) containing a relatively high percentage of sodium and potassium . Historical Examples The tool N was used in refining their alkalic salts, and served to take off the salt as crystallized in course of its manufacture. Reminiscences of Glass-making Deming Jarves adjective (of igneous rocks) containing large amounts of alkalis, esp sodium […]
to alkalize. to become alkaline. verb -fies, -fying, -fied to make or become alkaline