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Definition of the adjective alcalescent

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  1. tending to become alkaline; slightly alkaline

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Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

ALCALESCENT, &c. (Chem.) vide Alkalescent, &c. ALCA'NCALI (Med.) an antidote used in burning fevers. Myrep. sect. 1, c. 24. ALCA'NNA (Bot.) the Anchusa of Linnaeus, more commonly called Alkanet. ALCAVA'LA (Com.) a custom-house duty paid in Spain, on imported goods, at the rate of five per cent. on the price of the commodity. ALCEA (Bot.) &Aziz, a sort of wild mallows which was employed in ...

Google previewA Dictionary Of The English Language; In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals; And Illustrated In Their Different Significations, By Examples From The Best Writers: Together With A History of the Language, and an English Grammar (1818)

by Samuel Johnson

It is well known, that hot antiscorbuticks, where the juices of the body are alcalescent, increase the disease. Bp. Berkeley's Siris, 97. ANTiscri'PTURIsM.* n.s. ['s and scripture.] ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3A1L1E1S1C3E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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