de mineralize

demineralize

[dee-min-er-uh-lahyz]
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:
1930–35; de- + mineralize

demineralization, noun
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demineralize or demineralise (diːˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to remove dissolved salts from (a liquid, esp water)
 
demineralise or demineralise
 
vb
 
deminerali'zation or demineralise
 
n
 
deminerali'sation or demineralise
 
n

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