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mineralize

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

Definition of mineralize

mineralizedmineralizing

  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

mineralizable play \ˌmin-rə-ˈlī-zə-bəl, ˌmi-nə-\ adjective
mineralization play \-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
mineralizer 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

mineralized also British mineralised; mineralizing also British mineralising

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



Variants of mineralize

also British mineralise \ˈmin(-ə)-rə-ˌlīz\play

Learn More about mineralize

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "mineralize"


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