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mineralize

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verb min·er·al·ize \ˈmin-rə-ˌlīz, ˈmi-nə-\

Definition of mineralize

min·er·al·izedmin·er·al·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to transform (a metal) into an ore

  3. 2 a :  to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound b :  to convert into mineral or inorganic form

  4. 3 :  petrify

min·er·al·iz·able play \ˌmin-rə-ˈlī-zə-bəl, ˌmi-nə-\ adjective
min·er·al·i·za·tion play \-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
min·er·al·iz·er play \ˈmin-rə-ˌlī-zər, ˈmi-nə-\ noun


1655

First Known Use of mineralize

1655

Rhymes with mineralize

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Medical Dictionary

mineralize

transitive verb min·er·al·ize

Medical Definition of mineralize

min·er·al·ized also British min·er·al·isedmin·er·al·iz·ing also British min·er·al·is·ing

  1. :  to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound



Variants of mineralize

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

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "mineralize"


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