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Definition of "demineralization" []

  • The act or process of removing minerals or mineral salts from a liquid, such as water. (noun)
  • The loss, deprivation, or removal of minerals or mineral salts from the body, especially through disease, as the loss of calcium from bones or teeth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "demineralization" in a sentence
  • "Eventually the acids can grow strong enough to eat through tooth enamel in a process known as demineralization, which eventually creates cavities."
  • "I can relate to this, I am a Registered Physical Rehab Nurse, who on my own explored and came up with a solution to the bone demineralization in weightless environments problem."
  • "Technological advances have made desalination and demineralization feasible – albeit expensive – solutions for increasing the world's supply of freshwater."