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demineralize

[ dee-min-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ di藞m瑟n 蓹r 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路min路er路al路ized, de路min路er路al路iz路ing.
to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content.
verb (used without object), de路min路er路al路ized, de路min路er路al路iz路ing.
to lose mineral content; become demineralized.
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Also especially British, de路min路er路al路ise .

Origin of demineralize

First recorded in 1930鈥35; de- + mineralize

OTHER WORDS FROM demineralize

de路min路er路al路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demineralize

demineralize

demineralise

/ (di藧藞m瑟n蓹r蓹藢la瑟z) /

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

Derived forms of demineralize

demineralization or demineralisation, noun
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