[ dee-sal-uh-nahyz, -sey-luh-, -lahy- ]
/ diˈsæl əˌnaɪz, -ˈseɪ lə-, -laɪ- /

verb (used with object), de·sal·in·ized, de·sal·in·iz·ing.

Also especially British, de·sal·in·ise.

Origin of desalinize

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + saline + -ize
Related formsde·sal·in·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for desalinize


[ 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 formsdesalinize verb
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