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desalinize

[dee-sal-uh-nahyz, -sey-luh-, -lahy-] /diˈsæl əˌnaɪz, -ˈseɪ lə-, -laɪ-/
verb (used with object), desalinized, desalinizing.
1.
Also, especially British, desalinise.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; de- + saline + -ize
Related forms
desalinization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for desalinize

desalinate

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