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mineral

noun uk   /ˈmɪn.ər.əl/ us  

mineral noun (SUBSTANCE)

[C] a valuable or useful chemical substance that is formed naturally in the ground [C] a chemical that your body needs to stay healthy: A healthy diet should supply all necessary vitamins and minerals. a mineral supplement

mineral noun (DRINK)

minerals [plural] UK old-fashioned cold, sweet fizzy drinks (= ones with bubbles) without alcohol

mineral

adjective uk   /ˈmɪn.ər.əl/ us  
being or consisting of a mineral or minerals: a mineral deposit (= substance or layer that is left) The speaker emphasized that much of South Africa's importance lay in its mineral wealth.
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