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mineral

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɪnərəl/
NATURAL RESOURCES a valuable or useful chemical substance that is formed naturally in the ground: The country is rich in minerals and oil. rare/precious minerals mineral deposits
a chemical that your body needs to stay healthy: A healthy diet should supply all necessary vitamins and minerals. a mineral supplement
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