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mineralize

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

Definition of MINERALIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to transform (a metal) into an ore
2
a :  to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound
b :  to convert into mineral or inorganic form
3
:  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

1655

Rhymes with MINERALIZE

accessorize, acclimatize, actualize, aerobicize, aestheticize, Africanize, allegorize, alphabetize, analogize, anatomize, anesthetize, animalize, annualize, antagonize, anthologize, anticlockwise, apologize, apostatize, apostrophize, arabicize, aromatize, automatize, bureaucratize, cannibalize, capitalize, categorize, catheterize, catholicize, characterize, collectivize, commercialize, commoditize, communalize, computerize, conservatize, containerize, contrariwise, conveyorize, cosmeticize, counterclockwise, criminalize, cross-fertilize, cut down to size, decentralize, decolonize, de-emphasize, de-energize, defeminize, deformalize, deglamorize, dehumanize, deionize, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, demoralize, denationalize, deodorize, depersonalize, depolarize, depressurize, desensitize, destabilize, destigmatize, detribalize, devitalize, diabolize, digitalize, disenfranchise, disorganize, economize, emblematize, emotionalize, epitomize, epoxidize, eroticize, eternalize, evangelize, extemporize, externalize, familiarize, fanaticize, fictionalize, floor exercise, fool's paradise, formularize, free enterprise, gelatinize, generalize, geologize, Hispanicize, historicize, homogenize, hospitalize, hypothesize, idealize, illegalize, immobilize, immortalize, impersonalize, Indianize, indigenize, infantilize, initialize, internalize, italicize, legitimize, liberalize, literalize, lobotomize, lysogenize, macadamize, marginalize, metabolize, metastasize, militarize, monopolize, mythologize, nationalize, naturalize, parenthesize, philosophize, poeticize, politicize, popularize, prioritize, proselytize, radicalize, reorganize, revitalize, ritualize, romanticize, secularize, self-fertilize, sensualize, sexualize, sovietize, subjectivize, suburbanize, subvocalize, systematize, temporalize, theologize, traditionalize, trivialize, ventriloquize, visualize

mineralize

transitive verb min·er·al·ize   (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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