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[dee-sal-uh-nahyz, -sey-luh-, -lahy-] /diˈsæl əˌnaɪz, -ˈseɪ lə-, -laɪ-/
verb (used with object), desalinized, desalinizing.
Also, especially British, desalinise.
Origin of desalinize
First recorded in 1960-65; de- + saline + -ize
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desalinization, noun Unabridged
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desalinization in Science
desalinization (dē-sāl'ə-nĭ-zā'shən) also desalination

The removal of salt or other chemicals from something, such as seawater or soil. Desalinization can be achieved by means of evaporation, freezing, reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and electrodialysis.

desalinize verb
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desalinization in Culture
desalinization [(dee-sal-uh-nuh-zay-shuhn)]

Any process that removes salt from water.

Note: The term is usually applied to processes that remove salt from seawater to make it available for human consumption and agriculture. Such processes tend to be very expensive.
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