basify

/bay"seuh fuy'/, v.t., basified, basifying.
to raise the pH of (a substance) above 7, thus making it alkaline.
[1840-50; BASE1 + -IFY]

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  • Basify — Ba si*fy, v. t. [Base + fy.] (Chem.) To convert into a salifiable base. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basify — [bās′ə fī΄] vt. basified, basifying to change into a base; alkalize …   English World dictionary

  • basify — verb turn basic and less acidic the solution alkalized • Syn: ↑alkalize, ↑alkalise, ↑alkalify • Ant: ↑acidify (for: ↑alkalize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • basify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: circa 1847 to convert into a base or make alkaline • basification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • basify — ba·si·fy …   English syllables

  • basify — ba•si•fy [[t]ˈbeɪ səˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing chem. to raise the pH of (a substance) above 7, thus making it alkaline • Etymology: 1840–50 ba si•fi•ca′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • alkalify — verb turn basic and less acidic the solution alkalized • Syn: ↑alkalize, ↑alkalise, ↑basify • Ant: ↑acidify (for: ↑alkalize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkalise — verb turn basic and less acidic the solution alkalized • Syn: ↑alkalize, ↑alkalify, ↑basify • Ant: ↑acidify (for: ↑alkalize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkalize — verb turn basic and less acidic the solution alkalized • Syn: ↑alkalise, ↑alkalify, ↑basify • Ant: ↑acidify • Derivationally related forms: ↑base ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • basification — noun see basify …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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