salinization

[ sal-uh-nuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsæl ə nəˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the process by which a nonsaline soil becomes saline, as by the irrigation of land with brackish water.

Nearby words

  1. saline agglutinin,
  2. saline solution,
  3. salinger,
  4. salinger, j. d.,
  5. salinity,
  6. salinize,
  7. salinometer,
  8. salinometric,
  9. salique,
  10. salisbury

Origin of salinization

First recorded in 1925–30; salinize + -ation

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Examples from the Web for salinization

  • More efficient use of existing water resources and control of salinization are other effective tools for improving arid lands.

    Deserts|A. S. Walker