Mineral water
Mineral Min"er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster]

2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster]

{Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as distinguished from the {organic acids}.

{Mineral blue}, the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.

{Mineral candle}, a candle made of paraffin.

{Mineral caoutchouc}, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness. See {Caoutchouc}, and {Elaterite}.

{Mineral chameleon} (Chem.) See {Chameleon mineral}, under {Chameleon}.

{Mineral charcoal}. See under {Charcoal}.

{Mineral cotton}. See {Mineral wool} (below).

{Mineral green}, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.

{Mineral kingdom} (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects, as distinguished from plants or animals.

{Mineral oil}. See {Naphtha}, and {Petroleum}.

{Mineral paint}, a pigment made chiefly of some natural mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.

{Mineral patch}. See {Bitumen}, and {Asphalt}.

{Mineral right}, the right of taking minerals from land.

{Mineral salt} (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.

{Mineral tallow}, a familiar name for {hatchettite}, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.

{Mineral water}. See under {Water}.

{Mineral wax}. See {Ozocerite}.

{Mineral wool}, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mineral water — Water Wa ter (w[add] t[ e]r), n. [AS. w[ae]ter; akin to OS. watar, OFries. wetir, weter, LG. & D. water, G. wasser, OHG. wazzar, Icel. vatn, Sw. vatten, Dan. vand, Goth. wat[=o], O. Slav. & Russ. voda, Gr. y dwr, Skr. udan water, ud to wet, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral water — mineral .water n [U and C] water that comes from under the ground and contains a lot of minerals ▪ a glass of mineral water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mineral water — mineral ,water noun count or uncount water containing MINERALS that comes from under the ground and that you can buy in bottles and drink a. count a glass or bottle of mineral water …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mineral water — n water naturally or artificially infused with mineral salts or gases (as carbon dioxide) …   Medical dictionary

  • mineral water — mineral waters N MASS Mineral water is water that comes out of the ground naturally and is considered healthy to drink …   English dictionary

  • mineral water — n. water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gases …   English World dictionary

  • mineral water — ► NOUN ▪ water having some dissolved salts naturally present …   English terms dictionary

  • Mineral water — Gurgur mineral water spring Mineral water is water containing minerals or other dissolved substances that alter its taste or give it therapeutic value, generally obtained from a naturally occurring mineral spring or source. Dissolved substances… …   Wikipedia

  • mineral water — 1. water containing dissolved mineral salts or gases, esp. such water considered healthful to drink. 2. mineral waters, Brit. a. carbonated water; soda water. b. artificially flavored, bottled soft drinks; soda pop. [1555 65] * * *       water… …   Universalium

  • mineral water — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms mineral water : singular mineral water plural mineral waters a) water containing minerals that comes from under the ground and that you can buy in bottles and drink b) [countable] a glass or bottle… …   English dictionary

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