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.
Also especially British, min·er·al·ise.
Origin of mineralize
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any of various gases dissolved in magma that affect the crystallization of igneous rocks and the formation of minerals when the magma cools
an element, such as oxygen, that combines with a metal to form an ore
- 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
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