Associations to the word «Mineral»
MINERAL, noun. (geology) Any naturally occurring inorganic material that has a (more or less) definite chemical composition and characteristic physical properties.
MINERAL, noun. Any inorganic material (as distinguished from animal or vegetable).
MINERAL, noun. (nutrition) Any inorganic element that is essential to nutrition; a dietary mineral.
MINERAL, noun. (British) Mineral water.
MINERAL, noun. (Ireland) (South Africa) (informal) A soft drink, particularly a single serve bottle or can.
MINERAL, noun. (obsolete) A mine or mineral deposit.
MINERAL, adjective. Of, related to, or containing minerals
MINERAL ACID, noun. (inorganic chemistry) Any inorganic acid, especially common acids such as sulfuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid etc.
MINERAL ACIDS, noun. Plural of mineral acid
MINERAL BLUE, noun. Powdered azurite used as a pigment
MINERAL CANDLE, noun. A candle made of paraffin.
MINERAL COAL, noun. Silky fibrous layers of charcoal, interlaminated in beds of ordinary bituminous coal.
MINERAL GREEN, noun. A green carbonate of copper; malachite.
MINERAL LICK, noun. A block of salt enriched with minerals, licked by herd animals to supplement their diet.
MINERAL LICK, noun. A natural source of such minerals licked by wild animals.
MINERAL LICKS, noun. Plural of mineral lick
MINERAL MAKEUP, noun. The range of minerals in a diet or a rock
MINERAL MAKEUP, noun. A cosmetic made and of any of several finely ground minerals, mixed with a base such as cocoa butter; Note: seems to exclude talc, even though it is a mineral
MINERAL OIL, noun. Any mixture of aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons derived from petroleum used for very many applications, but not as a fuel
MINERAL OILS, noun. Plural of mineral oil
MINERAL RIGHT, noun. (legal) The right to exploit the mineral resources located on or, especially, beneath a parcel of land
MINERAL SPIRITS, noun. White spirit
MINERAL WATER, noun. Water, containing dissolved minerals, which has been treated in any of several ways (filtering, aerating etc) before being bottled; used either therapeutically or out of preference.
MINERAL WATERS, noun. Plural of mineral water
MINERAL WAX, noun. Ozocerite
MINERAL, noun. Solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition.
MINERAL, adjective. Relating to minerals; "mineral elements"; "mineral deposits".
MINERAL, adjective. Composed of matter other than plant or animal; "the inorganic mineral world".
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