mineralize


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min·er·al·ize

 (mĭn′ər-ə-līz′)
v. min·er·al·ized, min·er·al·iz·ing, min·er·al·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To convert to a mineral substance; petrify.
2. To transform a metal into a mineral by oxidation.
3. To impregnate with minerals.
v.intr.
1. To develop or hasten mineral formation.
2. To collect or study minerals.

min′er·al·iz′a·ble adj.
min′er·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
min′er·al·iz′er n.

mineralize

(ˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz; ˈmɪnrə-) or

mineralise

vb (tr)
1. (Geological Science)
a. to impregnate (organic matter, water, etc) with a mineral substance
b. to convert (such matter) into a mineral; petrify
2. (Geological Science) (of gases, vapours, etc, in magma) to transform (a metal) into an ore
ˌmineraliˈzation, ˌmineraliˈsation n

min•er•al•ize

(ˈmɪn ər əˌlaɪz, ˈmɪn rə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to convert into a mineral substance.
2. to transform (a metal) into an ore.
3. to impregnate or supply with mineral substances.
[1645–55]
min`er•al•i•za′tion, n.
min′er•al•iz`er, n.

mineralize


Past participle: mineralized
Gerund: mineralizing

Imperative
mineralize
mineralize
Present
I mineralize
you mineralize
he/she/it mineralizes
we mineralize
you mineralize
they mineralize
Preterite
I mineralized
you mineralized
he/she/it mineralized
we mineralized
you mineralized
they mineralized
Present Continuous
I am mineralizing
you are mineralizing
he/she/it is mineralizing
we are mineralizing
you are mineralizing
they are mineralizing
Present Perfect
I have mineralized
you have mineralized
he/she/it has mineralized
we have mineralized
you have mineralized
they have mineralized
Past Continuous
I was mineralizing
you were mineralizing
he/she/it was mineralizing
we were mineralizing
you were mineralizing
they were mineralizing
Past Perfect
I had mineralized
you had mineralized
he/she/it had mineralized
we had mineralized
you had mineralized
they had mineralized
Future
I will mineralize
you will mineralize
he/she/it will mineralize
we will mineralize
you will mineralize
they will mineralize
Future Perfect
I will have mineralized
you will have mineralized
he/she/it will have mineralized
we will have mineralized
you will have mineralized
they will have mineralized
Future Continuous
I will be mineralizing
you will be mineralizing
he/she/it will be mineralizing
we will be mineralizing
you will be mineralizing
they will be mineralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mineralizing
you have been mineralizing
he/she/it has been mineralizing
we have been mineralizing
you have been mineralizing
they have been mineralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mineralizing
you will have been mineralizing
he/she/it will have been mineralizing
we will have been mineralizing
you will have been mineralizing
they will have been mineralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mineralizing
you had been mineralizing
he/she/it had been mineralizing
we had been mineralizing
you had been mineralizing
they had been mineralizing
Conditional
I would mineralize
you would mineralize
he/she/it would mineralize
we would mineralize
you would mineralize
they would mineralize
Past Conditional
I would have mineralized
you would have mineralized
he/she/it would have mineralized
we would have mineralized
you would have mineralized
they would have mineralized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.mineralize - convert into a mineral substance
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
2.mineralize - transform (a metal) into an ore
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
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