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dedolomitize

[ dee-doh-luh-mahy-tahyz, -mi-, -dol-uh- ]
/ diˈdoʊ lə maɪˌtaɪz, -mɪ-, -ˈdɒl ə- /
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verb (used with object), de·do·lo·mit·ized, de·do·lo·mit·iz·ing.

to transform (dolomite or dolomitic limestone) by separating the dolomite into calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.

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Also especially British, de·do·lo·mit·ise .

Origin of dedolomitize

First recorded in 1900–05; de- + dolomite + -ize
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