Definition of 'alkaline'
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Plant in partial shade on neutral to alkaline soil. Times, Sunday Times (2015)CO2 could be absorbed into alkaline solutions with a catalyst. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Now is also a good time to focus on an alkaline diet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Avoid mushroom compost because it is slightly alkaline. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is based on the need for the optimum balance between acid and alkaline foods in the diet. Healthy By Nature (1994)This acid then leaks through the alkaline solution in the maze setting up a kind of chemical hill. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Eating a strictly alkaline diet may end up being worse for you as it lacks the protein you need. The Sun (2015)They prefer neutral to alkaline soils. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She has pioneered alkaline food and diet and it's a great success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Very useful on dry, poor and alkaline soils. Winter Garden Glory (1993)Stable to oxygen and acid, and to heat except in alkaline solution. The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986)She recommends we follow an alkaline diet, laugh more and sleep well. The Sun (2016)They have to understand the science of acid and alkaline soils, draw pictures and keep diaries. The Sun (2012)They are easy to grow, preferring alkaline soil and full sun to light shade. The Sun (2013)Blue flowers will appear in acid conditions, pink inner florets in neutral to alkaline soil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This amazing battery charger not only charge your rechargeable batteries, it will also recharge your alkaline batteries. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most pip fruits prefer a slightly acid soil, while stone fruits prefer their soil on the alkaline side. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then the alkaline battery arrived. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF MARKETING (1993)The alkaline diet v The fasting diet: whose side are you on? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Wood ash contains very little plant food, but may raise the soil pH as it may be slightly alkaline. The Sun (2013)The ash usually contains little plant food, but can raise the soil pH as it may be slightly alkaline. The Sun (2016)Vitamin B - is destroyed by light and by strong acid or alkaline solutions. The Vitamin Fact Finder (1987)
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British English: alkaline ADJECTIVE
Something that is alkaline contains an alkali or has a pH value of more than 7.
Some soils are actually too alkaline for certain plant life.
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Definition of alkaline from the Collins English Dictionary
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