desalinate

[ dee-sal-uh-neyt ]
/ diˈsæl əˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), de·sal·i·nat·ed, de·sal·i·nat·ing.


Nearby words

  1. des-,
  2. desacralize,
  3. desai,
  4. desaix de veygoux,
  5. desaix de veygoux, louis charles antoine,
  6. desalination,
  7. desalinization,
  8. desalinize,
  9. desalivate,
  10. desalt

Origin of desalinate

First recorded in 1945–50; de- + saline + -ate1

Related formsde·sal·i·na·tion, nounde·sal·i·na·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for desalinate

desalinate

desalinize or desalinise

/ (diːˈsælɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water)Also: desalt (diːˈsɔːlt)
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