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Becoming alkaline; slightly alkaline.

al′ka·les′cence, al′ka·les′cen·cy n.


developing alkaline qualities
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Adj.1.alkalescent - tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline
alkalic, alkaline - relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
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