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mineralize ‎(third-person singular simple present mineralizes, present participle mineralizing, simple past and past participle mineralized)

  1. To convert to a mineral; to petrify.
    • Buckland
      In these caverns the bones are not mineralized.
  2. To impregnate with minerals.
    mineralized water
  3. To mineralogize; to collect and study minerals.
    • 1978, Eleanor Marguerite Tilton, Amiable Autocrat: A Biography of Doctor Oliver Wendell Holmes
      He was a senior when he asked Barnes if he ever went "mineralizing," referred admiringly to Bowdoin's Professor Cleaveland, and expressed a wish to "give a good knock about the rocks in Maine."


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  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of mineralizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of mineralizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of mineralizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of mineralizar