demineralize
transitive verb see demineralization

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • demineralize — (Amer.) v. remove minerals (also demineralise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demineralize — [dē min′ər ə līz΄] vt. demineralized, demineralizing 1. to cause the loss of minerals from (bones or teeth) 2. to remove minerals, as salt, from (water) demineralization n …   English World dictionary

  • demineralize — demineralization, n. /dee min euhr euh luyz /, v., demineralized, demineralizing. v.t. 1. to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content. v.i. 2. to lose mineral content; become demineralized. Also, esp. Brit., demineralise. [1930 35; DE +… …   Universalium

  • demineralize — verb To remove minerals or mineral salts from (a liquid). Ant: mineralize …   Wiktionary

  • demineralize — or demineralise verb remove salts or minerals from. Derivatives demineralization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • demineralize — de·mineralize …   English syllables

  • demineralize — de•min•er•al•ize [[t]diˈmɪn ər əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) cvb chem. mir to remove minerals from; deprive of mineral content 2) cvb chem. mir to lose mineral content • Etymology: 1930–35 de•min er•al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • demineralize — To remove the mineral content (salts, ions) from a substance, especially water. Removal methods include distillation, electrodialysis and ion exchange. See: de ionized water …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • demineralize — v.tr. (also ise) remove salts from (sea water etc.). Derivatives: demineralization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • demineralized — demineralize (Amer.) v. remove minerals (also demineralise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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