[ dee-sal-uh-neyt ]
/ diˈsæl əˌneɪt /
verb (used with object), de·sal·i·nat·ed, de·sal·i·nat·ing.
Related formsde·sal·i·na·tion, nounde·sal·i·na·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for desalination
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The island will feature a desalination plant, presumably for Israeli consumers.
British Dictionary definitions for desalination (1 of 2)
desalinization or desalinisation
/ (diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃən) /
the process of removing salt, esp from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation
British Dictionary definitions for desalination (2 of 2)
desalinize or desalinise
/ (diːˈsælɪˌneɪt) /
(tr) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water)Also: desalt (diːˈsɔːlt)
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Science definitions for desalination
[ dē-săl′ə-nĭ-zā′shən ]
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.
Related formsdesalinize verb
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