- to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content.
- to lose mineral content; become demineralized.
Also especially British, de·min·er·al·ise.
Origin of demineralize
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- (tr) to remove dissolved salts from (a liquid, esp water)
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- The loss, deprivation, or removal of minerals or mineral salts from the body, especially through disease, as the loss of calcium from bones or teeth.
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