verb (used with object), desalinated, desalinating.

1945–50; de- + saline + -ate1

desalination, noun
desalinator, noun Unabridged
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desalinate, desalinize or desalinise (diːˈsælɪˌneɪt)
(tr) Also: desalt to remove the salt from (esp from sea water)
desalinize, desalinize or desalinise (diːˈsælɪˌneɪt, diːˈsɔːlt)
desalinise, desalinize or desalinise (diːˈsælɪˌneɪt, diːˈsɔːlt, diːˈsɔːlt)

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Example sentences
The saltier the water gets, the more expensive it becomes to desalinate.
They are copying functional systems found in nature to provide cooling,
  generate energy and even to desalinate water.
They then use this osmotic energy to desalinate water.
And then desalinate the water that runs out of the generators.
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