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. 2014.

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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 — basification, n. /bay seuh fuy /, v.t., basified, basifying. to raise the pH of (a substance) above 7, thus making it alkaline. [1840 50; BASE1 + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • basify — ba·si·fy …   English syllables

  • 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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