demineralize

[dee-min-er-uh-lahyz]

verb (used with object), de·min·er·al·ized, de·min·er·al·iz·ing.

to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content.

verb (used without object), de·min·er·al·ized, de·min·er·al·iz·ing.

to lose mineral content; become demineralized.

Also especially British, de·min·er·al·ise.

Origin of demineralize

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + mineralize
Related formsde·min·er·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demineralize

demineralize

demineralise

verb

(tr) to remove dissolved salts from (a liquid, esp water)
Derived Formsdemineralization or demineralisation, noun
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