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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 de-mineralise

demineralize

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