: loss of minerals (as salts of calcium) from the body especially in disease
: the process of removing mineral matter or salts (as from water)
—de·min·er·al·ize also British de·min·er·al·ise \(ˌ)dē-ˈmin-(ə-)rə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb, de·min·er·al·ized also British de·min·er·al·ised de·min·er·al·iz·ing also British de·min·er·al·is·ing
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up demineralization? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).