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Mineral

Meanings and phrases

mineral

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. relating to minerals
  2. composed of matter other than plant or animal

mineral

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n.
  1. solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

mineral deficiency

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. lack of a mineral micronutrient that is essential for normal nutrition or metabolism

mineral dressing

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n.
  1. crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques; mineral extraction; mineral processing; ore processing; ore dressing; beneficiation

mineral extraction

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n.
  1. crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques; mineral processing; mineral dressing; ore processing; ore dressing; beneficiation

mineral jelly

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a semisolid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum; used in medicinal ointments and for lubrication; petrolatum; petroleum jelly

mineral kingdom

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. all inorganic objects; contrasts with animal and plant kingdoms

mineral oil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)
E.g.
  • The alkali metals must be stored under mineral oil or an inert atmosphere.
  • It is stored and shipped in dry, saturated hydrocarbons such as mineral oil.
  • The oil base can be diesel, kerosene, fuel oil, selected crude oil or mineral oil.

mineral pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons; asphalt

mineral processing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques; mineral extraction; mineral dressing; ore processing; ore dressing; beneficiation

mineral resources

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. natural resources in the form of minerals
E.g.
  • Canada's mineral resources are diverse and extensive.
  • Proven mineral resources are extensive.
  • The key emphasis was on surveys for coal and mineral resources.

mineral tar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a thick black tar intermediate between petroleum and asphalt; maltha

mineral vein

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a layer of ore between layers of rock; vein

mineral water

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. water naturally or artificially impregnated with mineral salts or gasses; often effervescent; often used therapeutically
E.g.
  • The source of mineral water was discovered in 1876.
  • Starbucks also sells Himalayan bottled mineral water.
  • Share of mineral water in total export is 2.1%.

mineral wax

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles; ader wax; earth wax; ozokerite; ozocerite

mineral wool

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a light fibrous material used as an insulator; rock wool

mineral deposits

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Eritrea's substantial mineral deposits are largely unexplored.
  • These secondary mineral deposits in caves are called "speleothems".
  • Nearby are the buttes of Mt Urucum, which contain vast mineral deposits.

mineral rights

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E.g.
  • The area includes 605 acres of privately owned mineral rights.
  • The mineral rights to the island were given over to the Duke of York by an order-in-council.
  • The legal document referred to as the broad form deed previously severed property into surface and mineral rights.

mineral springs

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E.g.
  • On the slope of the Elbe in Kuks, there used to be mineral springs.
  • Soda Spring Valley is named for the mineral springs within the valley.
  • Of all mineral springs of Yessentuki, about twenty are of medical value.

mineral traffic

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E.g.
  • The mineral traffic built up rapidly, and included heavy flows from Dunfermline.
  • In locomotives used for mineral traffic the advantages seem to have been marginal.
  • Moreover the heavy mineral traffic on the line led to considerable congestion delay.

mineral wealth

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E.g.
  • Exploitation of this mineral wealth could be key to the region's prosperity.
  • It lacked mineral wealth, large areas of arable land, and easy access to markets.
  • The northern Atacama Desert contains great mineral wealth, primarily copper and nitrates.

mineral exploration

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E.g.
  • The 2000s saw increased mineral exploration activity on the peninsula.
  • Operations in 1935 were confined mostly to surface mineral exploration.
  • The existence of tungsten mines in this region, has historical attracted foreign mineral exploration companies.

mineral waters

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E.g.
  • It is especially known for its mineral waters.
  • Export of mineral waters in 2011 amounted to 48 mln USD in 35 countries.
  • Since then, Buguntinskiye mineral waters were referred to as Yessentukskiye.

bone mineral

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E.g.
  • DXA is only able to provide the areal bone mineral density.
  • As osteoclasts break down bone, patients see a loss of bone mineral density.
  • More particularly, bone mineral is formed from globular and plate structures.

mineral content

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E.g.
  • The mineral content of the Dead Sea is very different from that of ocean water.
  • These plant pathologies may also be caused by an extremely low calcium mineral content in the soil.
  • It can then be turned into a metamorphic rock by heat and pressure that change its mineral content, resulting in a characteristic fabric.
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