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tr.v. ba·si·fied, ba·si·fy·ing, ba·si·fies Chemistry
1. To convert into a base.
2. To make alkaline.

ba′si·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ba′si·fi′er n.
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the process of making something alkaline
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