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Definition of "mineralize" []

  • To convert to a mineral substance; petrify. (verb-transitive)
  • To transform a metal into a mineral by oxidation. (verb-transitive)
  • To impregnate with minerals. (verb-transitive)
  • To develop or hasten mineral formation. (verb-intransitive)
  • To collect or study minerals. (verb-intransitive)

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 "mineralize" in a sentence
  • "The company says it will "mineralize" the carbon dioxide as baking soda, offsetting an additional 200,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide in the manufacture of benign chemical byproducts."
  • "Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is considered "tooth friendly" by dental professionals, as it can actually "starve" the negative micro-organisms that damage teeth, allowing the teeth to re-mineralize faster."
  • "RICKETS In infants and children, severe vitamin D deficiency results in the failure of the bone to mineralize."