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mineralize +‎ -er


mineralizer (plural mineralizers)

  1. An element which is combined with a metal to form an ore.
    In galena, or lead ore, sulphur is a mineralizer; in hematite, oxygen is a mineralizer.
  2. A volatile or other substance, such as water, that facilitates the recrystallization of rocks.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mineralizer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)