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desalinate

[dee-sal-uh-neyt] /diˈsæl əˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), desalinated, desalinating.
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Origin of desalinate
1945-1950
1945-50; de- + saline + -ate1
Related forms
desalination, noun
desalinator, noun
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desalination

/diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the process of removing salt, esp from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation

desalinate

/diːˈsælɪˌneɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to remove the salt from (esp from sea water) Also desalt (diːˈsɔːlt)
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Word Origin and History for desalination
n.

1958, from de- + salination (see salt). As a verb, desalt is recorded from 1909.

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desalination in Science
desalinization (dē-sāl'ə-nĭ-zā'shən) also desalination
  (dē-sāl'ə-nĭ-zā'shən)   

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.

desalinize verb
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