mineralize

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

Definition of mineralize

mineralized; mineralizing
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

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

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First Known Use of mineralize

1655


Medical Dictionary

mineralize

transitive verb min·er·al·ize
variants: also British mineralise play \ˈmin(-ə)-rə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of mineralize

mineralized also British mineralised; mineralizing also British mineralising
:to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound

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