desalinate

[ dee-sal-uh-neyt ]
/ diˈsæl əˌneɪt /

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

Origin of desalinate

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

Related forms

de·sal·i·na·tion, nounde·sal·i·na·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for desalination (1 of 2)

desalination

desalinization or desalinisation

/ (diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

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)

desalinate

desalinize or desalinise

/ (diːˈsælɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water)Also: desalt (diːˈsɔːlt)
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Science definitions for desalination

desalinization

[ dē-săl′ə-nĭ-zāshən ]

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 forms

desalinize verb
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