mineral

Part of speech: noun

MINERALIZATION.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or resembling minerals; inorganic.

Part of speech: noun

A substance neither animal nor vegetable, and commonly solid; any inorganic substance.

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Usage examples "mineral":

  1. Fertility in Normal Soils Of the four important mineral elements, potassium is by far the most abundant in common soils. - "The Farm That Won't Wear Out", Cyril G. Hopkins.
  2. The economic progress and the security of our country depend upon an expanding return of mineral discovery and upon improved methods of recovery. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. Water and mineral matter, on the other hand, are never a source of energy; they assist in building new tissue or in repairing tissue that already exists. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.