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desalinate

[ dee-sal-uh-neyt ]
/ diˈsæl əˌneɪt /
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verb (used with object), de·sal·i·nat·ed, de·sal·i·nat·ing.
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Origin of desalinate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM desalinate

de·sal·i·na·tion, nounde·sal·i·na·tor, noun
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How to use desalinate in a sentence

  • Jellyfish and mangrove roots are desalinating machines, converting saltwater into the usable fresh stuff as easily as taking a breath.

    Paradise Found?|Nick Fouriezos|February 28, 2021|Ozy

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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