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English definition of “mineral”

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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