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Definitions of Alkalies
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A salifiable base, having an acrid taste and the power of changing blue vegetable colours to green, such as potash, soda, and ammonia. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
A substance, such as soda or potash, which neutralises the action of an acid, and changes vegetable blues into green, yellows into brown. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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