demineralization

noun de·min·er·al·i·za·tion \ (ˌ)dē-ˌmi-nə-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən , di- \

Definition of demineralization

1 : loss of bodily minerals (such as calcium salts) especially in disease
2 : the process of removing mineral matter or salts (as from water)

demineralize

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈmi-nə-rə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb

demineralizer

play \-ˌlī-zər\ noun

First Known Use of demineralization

1903


Medical Dictionary

demineralization

noun de·min·er·al·iza·tion
variants: also British demineralisation play \(ˌ)dē-ˌmin-(ə-)rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of demineralization

1 : loss of minerals (as salts of calcium) from the body especially in disease
2 : the process of removing mineral matter or salts (as from water)

demineralize

also British demineralise play \(ˌ)dē-ˈmin-(ə-)rə-ˌlīz\ transitive verb demineralized also British demineralised; demineralizing also British demineralising

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