from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove minerals or mineral salts from (a liquid).
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- v. To remove minerals or mineral salts from (a liquid).
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- v. remove the minerals or salts from
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Acids, like those produced by bacteria or Coca-Cola, demineralize the enamel of the teeth.
By comparison, if one were to demineralize a typical well-permineralized fossil, there would be nothing left.
We require an installation to demineralize an appropriate quantity of ocean-water.
What the filtering systems at these treatment facilities are basically designed to do is demineralize your water.
Sugar-laden soft drinks are the No. 1 culprit for tooth decay, because they demineralize tooth enamel.
Then, the hydroxylapatite crystals of enamel demineralize, allowing for greater bacterial invasion deeper into the tooth.
+ ions that demineralize the enamel beneath the surface of the tooth; calcium and phosphate are dissolved in the process.