salinization

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

noun

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

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