undermineralization

mineralize

[min-er-uh-lahyz, min-ruh-]
verb (used with object), mineralized, mineralizing.
1.
to convert into a mineral substance.
2.
to transform (a metal) into an ore.
3.
to impregnate or supply with mineral substances.
verb (used without object), mineralized, mineralizing.
4.
to study or collect the minerals of a region.
Also, especially British, mineralise.


Origin:
1645–55; mineral + -ize

mineralization, noun
mineralizer, noun
remineralization, noun
remineralize, verb, remineralized, remineralizing.
remineralizer, noun
semimineralized, adjective
undermineralization, noun
unmineralized, adjective
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mineralize or mineralise (ˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz, ˈmɪnrə-, ˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz, ˈmɪnrə-)
 
vb
1.  a.  to impregnate (organic matter, water, etc) with a mineral substance
 b.  to convert (such matter) into a mineral; petrify
2.  (of gases, vapours, etc, in magma) to transform (a metal) into an ore
 
mineralise or mineralise
 
vb
 
minerali'zation or mineralise
 
n
 
minerali'sation or mineralise
 
n

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