Mineralize
Mineralize Min"er*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mineralized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mineralizing}.] [Cf. F. min['e]raliser.] [1913 Webster] 1. To transform into a mineral. [1913 Webster]

In these caverns the bones are not mineralized. --Buckland. [1913 Webster]

2. To impregnate with a mineral; as, mineralized water. [1913 Webster]

3. To charge or impregnate with ore. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Mineralize — Min er*al*ize, v. i. To go on an excursion for observing and collecting minerals; to mineralogize. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineralize — (Amer.) min·er·al·ize || mɪnÉ™rÉ™laɪz v. transform into mineral form; make into a mineral; deposit minerals into (also mineralise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mineralize — [min′ər əl īz΄] vt. mineralized, mineralizing 1. to convert (organic matter) into a mineral; petrify 2. to impregnate (water, etc.) with minerals 3. to convert (a metal) into an ore, as by oxidation vi. Rare to collect minerals for study… …   English World dictionary

  • mineralize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1655 1. to transform (a metal) into an ore 2. a. to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound b. to convert into mineral or inorganic form 3. petrify • mineralizable adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mineralize — mineralization, n. mineralizer, n. /min euhr euh luyz , min reuh /, v., mineralized, mineralizing. v.t. 1. to convert into a mineral substance. 2. to transform (a metal) into an ore. 3. to impregnate or supply with mineral substances. v.i. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • mineralize — verb a) To convert to a mineral; to petrify b) To impregnate with minerals Ant: demineralize …   Wiktionary

  • mineralize — min·er·al·ize also Brit min·er·al·ise min( ə) rə .līz vt, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing to impregnate or supply with minerals or an inorganic compound …   Medical dictionary

  • mineralize — or mineralise verb 1》 convert (organic matter) wholly or partly into a mineral or inorganic material or structure. 2》 impregnate (water or another liquid) with a mineral substance. Derivatives mineralization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • mineralize — min·er·al·ize …   English syllables

  • mineralize — min•er•al•ize [[t]ˈmɪn ər əˌlaɪz, ˈmɪn rə [/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) mir to convert into a mineral substance 2) mir to transform (a metal) into an ore 3) mir to impregnate or supply with mineral substances • Etymology: 1645–55 min… …   From formal English to slang

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