demineralize

[ dee-min-er-uh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object),de·min·er·al·ized, de·min·er·al·iz·ing.
  1. to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content.

verb (used without object),de·min·er·al·ized, de·min·er·al·iz·ing.
  1. to lose mineral content; become demineralized.

Origin of demineralize

1
First recorded in 1930–35; de- + mineralize
  • Also especially British, de·min·er·al·ise .

Other words from demineralize

  • de·min·er·al·i·za·tion, noun

Words Nearby demineralize

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British Dictionary definitions for demineralize

demineralize

demineralise

/ (diːˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz) /


verb
  1. (tr) to remove dissolved salts from (a liquid, esp water)

Derived forms of demineralize

  • demineralization or demineralisation, noun

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