Definition of mineralize in English:

mineralize

Line breaks: min|eral|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪn(ə)rəlʌɪz
 
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(also mineralise)

verb

[with object]
1Convert (organic matter) wholly or partly into a mineral or inorganic material or structure: the aim is to mineralize the chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons (as adjective mineralized) the mineralized remains of organisms
More example sentences
  • The rate at which nitrogen is mineralized from the soil organic matter pool is an important rate-limiting step in the cycling of nitrogen in terrestrial systems.
  • Nitrogen also will be mineralized from soil organic matter.
  • To produce bone, nature uses organic molecules to organize inorganic components that become mineralized through additional chemical reactions.
1.1Impregnate (water or another liquid) with a mineral substance: it is delicately mineralized and like any other mineral water has no calories at all
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  • Prevalent is the slightly mineralised water of various physical-and-chemical composition, biologically active microelements, temperature, and healing features.
  • Situated in the green foothills of the Lyulin Mountain, at an altitude of 630-640m the place offers slightly mineralised waters with hypothermal, hydrocarbonic sulphate and sodium-free composition.
  • Iraq depends on importing specialised equipment, and some chemicals, to purify its water supply, most of which is heavily mineralised, and frequently brackish to saline.

Derivatives

mineralization

noun
More example sentences
  • Again, the older events at 500-million years, are also tied up with when the gold mineralisation was occurring in Australia.
  • Gold and silver values are much lower in these veins than in the Brooklyn vein and suggest that the later stages of mineralization were much higher in gold and silver.
  • Dr. Sreenath explained that in normal dentin, decorin and biglycan are probably degraded and then mineralization proceeds.

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