Definition of Mineralize

1. Verb. Convert into a mineral substance.

Generic synonyms: Convert



2. Verb. Transform (a metal) into an ore.
Generic synonyms: Convert

Definition of Mineralize

1. v. t. To transform into a mineral.

2. v. i. To go on an excursion for observing and collecting minerals; to mineralogize.

3. v. t. To charge or impregnate with ore.

Definition of Mineralize

1. Verb. To convert to a mineral; to petrify ¹

2. Verb. To impregnate with minerals ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mineralize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mineralize

mineral water
mineral waters
mineral wax
mineral wool
mineralisation
mineralise
mineralised
mineralises
mineralising
mineralist
mineralists
minerality
mineralizable
mineralization
mineralizations
mineralize (current term)
mineralized
mineralizer
mineralizers
mineralizes
mineralizing
minerall
minerally
mineralocoid
mineralocorticoid
mineralocorticoids
mineralogic
mineralogical
mineralogically
mineralogies

Literary usage of Mineralize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Lyell, Element« of Geology, I. 92. mineralize (min'e-ral-iz), v. ; prêt, and pp. mineralized, ppr. mineralizing. ..."

2. Potential Groundwater Contamination from Intentional and Nonintentional by Robert Pitt, Shirley Clark, Keith Parmer (1994)
"Liquid sludges mineralize nitrogen faster than composted sludges with the application rate and soil type not affecting the mineralization rate (Chang 1988). ..."

3. Select Essays on Commerce, Agriculture, Mines, Fisheries, and Other Useful by Tobias George Smollett (1754)
"... matters mineralize metals in quality of acids.' This may be granted without contradicting what has been advanced above : for, when a metal is melted, ..."

4. Sabbath evening readings on the New Testament by John Cumming (1859)
"Now, to mineralize is perfectly proper, to botanize is extremely interesting; but when he had a definite work before him, and only twelve hours to finish it ..."

5. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"The permanent teeth begin to mineralize at birth, and this process is completed by ... Teeth which develop and mineralize later in life appear to be more ..."

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