verb (used with object), de·sal·i·nat·ed, de·sal·i·nat·ing.
Origin of desalinate
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June 18, 2012
desalinization or desalinisation
the process of removing salt, esp from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation
desalinize or desalinise
(tr) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water)Also: desalt (diːˈsɔːlt)
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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.
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