Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.


 (ăl′kə-līz′) also al·ka·lin·ize (-lə-nīz′)
v. al·ka·lized, al·ka·liz·ing, al·ka·liz·es also al·ka·lin·ized or al·ka·lin·iz·ing or al·ka·lin·iz·es
To make alkaline.
To become an alkali.

al′ka·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Cocoa butter is produced from roasted cocoa beans, by alkalization of cocoa mass, a process which is unique to different producers since the flavour and colour of cocoa butter is typically developed during this step.
Yu RP, Yang DP, Shi WP (1984) 'Soil alkalization and its prevention.' (Agricultural Press: Beijing) [In Chinese]
As a result, ARF caused by rhabdomyolysis was diagnosed, and treatment was initiated with hydration, continuous hemodiafiltration, and urine alkalization, resulting in significant improvements in physical strength and renal function (Cr=19.5 mg/dL) and decreased CK levels that peaked at 136 IU/L.
This channel is responsible for the alkalization of the intracellular environment and is necessary for capacitation, acrosome reaction, hyperactivation and sperm motility.
Pollution in soils generates alterations in the cultivation areas, such as salinization and alkalization (5), in addition to the effect they cause in the reduction of microbiological diversity, as well as causing effects on the natural enemies of pests (6).
[9,12] Therefore, Endoseal MTA sealer apart from its good flow and favourable properties has setting expansion mechanism and high alkalinity (pH 10-11), which provides several biological advantages like alkalization which promotes healing and hard tissue formation.
Increase in intracellular pH is a main activator of CatSper channel (9), and it has been shown that alkalization of bovine sperm by [NH.sub.4]Cl causes its hyperactivation via opening of CatSper channel (10).
In addition, alkalization with sodium bicarbonate decreases the active ionized flecainide available for sodium channel inhibition.
By combining the benefits of protein boosting, protein rotation, inflammation busting, and acid-reducing alkalization, this diet maximizes your ability to drop weight.
Central venous pressure guided intravenous hydration at a rate of 200ml/hour plus, bicarbonate infusion at a rate of 150 ml/hour for urine alkalization was continued.