Lengua inglesa
1 technical a naturally occurring substance that is inorganic, usually crystalline, and has characteristic physical and chemical properties by which it may be identified.
2 loosely any substance obtained by mining, including fossil fuels (eg coal, natural gas or petroleum) although they are organic.
3 any inorganic substance, ie one that is neither animal nor vegetable.
4 (minerals) see mineral water.
adjective belonging or relating to the nature of a mineral; containing minerals.
[14c in sense 2: from Latin mineralis relating to mines]

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