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salinization

[sal-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n] /ˌsæl ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process by which a nonsaline soil becomes saline, as by the irrigation of land with brackish water.
Origin of salinization
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; salinize + -ation
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  • More efficient use of existing water resources and control of salinization are other effective tools for improving arid lands.

    Deserts A. S. Walker

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