Definition of mineralize in English:

mineralize

Syllabification: min·er·al·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈmin(ə)rəˌlīz
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Convert (organic matter) wholly or partly into a mineral or inorganic material or structure.
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    • 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.
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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

Pronunciation: /ˌmin(ə)rələˈzāSHən/
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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