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English definition of “mineral”

mineral

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmɪnərəl/
SUBSTANCE a valuable or useful substance that is dug out of the ground: The region's rich mineral deposits include oil, gold, and aluminium.MineralogyMining and quarrying
FOOD a chemical that your body needs to stay healthyDiets and dieting
(Definition of mineral from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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