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desalinate

[dee-sal-uh-neyt] /diˈsæl əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), desalinated, desalinating.
1.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; de- + saline + -ate1
Related forms
desalination, noun
desalinator, noun
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Examples from the web for desalinate
  • 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.
  • Another desirable top global priority would be an inexpensive method to desalinate sea water to fresh water.
  • There is a lot of information about the use of osmosis to desalinate salt water t hus providing more fresh water for people.
  • One of the main applications is to purify, demineralize, and desalinate water.
  • Reverse osmosis polyamide membranes are used to desalinate and purify seawater, wastewater, and surface water.
  • Low cost methods to desalinate brackish water and sea water can help reverse this destabilizing trend.
  • Research other countries that desalinate their water and determine what methods they use.
British Dictionary definitions for desalinate

desalinate

/diːˈsælɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water) Also desalt (diːˈsɔːlt)
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