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demineralize

[dee-min-er-uh-lahyz] /diˈmɪn ər əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), demineralized, demineralizing.
1.
to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content.
verb (used without object), demineralized, demineralizing.
2.
to lose mineral content; become demineralized.
Also, especially British, demineralise.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; de- + mineralize
Related forms
demineralization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for demineralization

demineralize

/diːˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove dissolved salts from (a liquid, esp water)
Derived Forms
demineralization, demineralisation, noun
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demineralization in Medicine

demineralization de·min·er·al·i·za·tion (dē-mĭn'ər-ə-lĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The loss, deprivation, or removal of minerals or mineral salts from the body, especially through disease, as the loss of calcium from bones or teeth.

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