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English definition of “mineral”


noun (SUBSTANCE)    /ˈmɪn.ər.əl/
[C] a valuable or useful chemical substance that is formed naturally in the ground MineralogyMining and quarrying [C] a chemical that your body needs to stay healthy : A healthy diet should supply all necessary vitamins and minerals. a mineral supplement Vitamins and minerals
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