Definition of alkalinity in English:

alkalinity

noun

  • See alkaline

    • ‘The sulfite provides sufficient alkalinity to activate and maintain the developing process, and in addition acts as a solvent.’
    • ‘Its mild alkalinity works to turn up fatty acids contained in dirt and grease into a form of soap that can be dissolved in water and rinsed easily.’
    • ‘Loss of carbon dioxide increases alkalinity and causes a slight diminution in the protein content of the egg.’
    • ‘Bicarbonate is a measure of the alkalinity of of the body's tissues.’
    • ‘Precipitating water softeners increase alkalinity of the cleaning solution and this may damage skin and other materials being cleaned.’

Pronunciation

alkalinity

/alkəˈlɪnɪti/