Definition of alkalescent in English:

alkalescent

(also alcalescent)

adjective

Medicine
historical
  • Tending to become alkaline; incipiently or slightly alkaline; promoting alkalinity. Now historical.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Barry (1696–1776), physician. From alkali + -escent, perhaps via post-classical Latin alcalescens. Compare French alcalescent, adjective.

Pronunciation

alkalescent

/ˌalkəˈlɛsnt/