from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Slightly alkaline; having the properties of an alkali.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to the properties of an alkali; slightly alkaline.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Becoming or tending to become alkaline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline


alkal(i) + -escent.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
alkali +‎ -escent (Wiktionary)



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