verb \ˈmin-rə-ˌlīz, ˈmi-nə-\

Definition of MINERALIZE

transitive verb
:  to transform (a metal) into an ore
a :  to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound
b :  to convert into mineral or inorganic form
:  petrify
min·er·al·iz·able \ˌmin-rə-ˈlī-zə-bəl, ˌmi-nə-\ adjective
min·er·al·i·za·tion \-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
min·er·al·iz·er \ˈmin-rə-ˌlī-zər, ˈmi-nə-\ noun

First Known Use of MINERALIZE


Rhymes with MINERALIZE

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transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
min·er·al·ized also British min·er·al·isedmin·er·al·iz·ing also British min·er·al·is·ing

Medical Definition of MINERALIZE

: to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound

Variants of MINERALIZE

min·er·al·ize also British min·er·al·ise \ˈmin(-ə)-rə-ˌlīz\


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