[ min-er-uh-lahyz, min-ruh- ]
/ ˈmɪn ər əˌlaɪz, ˈmɪn rə- /
verb (used with object), min·er·al·ized, min·er·al·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), min·er·al·ized, min·er·al·iz·ing.
to study or collect the minerals of a region.
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Also especially British, min·er·al·ise.
min·er·al·i·za·tion, nounmin·er·al·iz·er, nounre·min·er·al·i·za·tion, nounre·min·er·al·ize, verb, re·min·er·al·ized, re·min·er·al·iz·ing.
re·min·er·al·iz·er, nounsem·i·min·er·al·ized, adjectiveun·der·min·er·al·i·za·tion, nounun·min·er·al·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mineralize
/ (ˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz, ˈmɪnrə-) /
- to impregnate (organic matter, water, etc) with a mineral substance
- to convert (such matter) into a mineral; petrify
(of gases, vapours, etc, in magma) to transform (a metal) into an ore
Derived Formsmineralization or mineralisation, noun
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