[dee-sal-uh-nahyz, -sey-luh-, -lahy-]
Also especially British, de·sal·in·ise.
Origin of desalinize
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- 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.
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