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mineralize

min·er·al·ize

mineralize

pronunciation:
mI n r laIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mineralized, mineralizes, mineralizing
definition 1: to change into a mineral; petrify.
definition 2: to change into an ore, as by oxidation.
definition 3: to fill (water or the like) with minerals.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to develop, or speed up the development of, mineral formation.
derivations: mineralization (n.), mineralizer (n.)