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[dee-sal-uh-nahyz, -sey-luh-, -lahy-] /diˈsæl əˌnaɪz, -ˈseɪ lə-, -laɪ-/
verb (used with object), desalinized, desalinizing.
Origin of desalinize
1960-65; de- + saline + -ize
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desalinization, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for desalinization
  • However, if the need is sufficient, it may worth developing a desalinization and cleanup process.
  • desalinization is energy intensive and produces an extremely concentrated brine byproduct with detrimental environmental effects.
  • Salt water is used for washing while an on-premises desalinization machine takes care of water needs.
  • What's not mentioned in the article is the this mega development will get their water from desalinization plants.
  • Views from locations within some aesthetic resources may be adversely affected by the desalinization plant.
  • Projects that use technologies such as desalinization, reclamation, and recycling will be included in the report.
British Dictionary definitions for desalinization


the process of removing salt, esp from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation
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desalinization in Science
desalinization (dē-sāl'ə-nĭ-zā'shən) also desalination

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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desalinization in Culture
desalinization [(dee-sal-uh-nuh-zay-shuhn)]

Any process that removes salt from water.

Note: The term is usually applied to processes that remove salt from seawater to make it available for human consumption and agriculture. Such processes tend to be very expensive.
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