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)

Other words from demineralization

demineralize \(ˌ)dē-ˈmi-nə-rə-ˌlīz \ transitive verb
demineralizer \-ˌlī-zər \ noun

First Known Use of demineralization

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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demineralization

noun
de·min·er·al·iza·tion
variants: also British demineralisation \(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)

Other words from demineralization

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

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