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[dee-sawlt] /diˈsɔlt/
verb (used with object)
to remove the salt from (especially sea water), usually to make it drinkable.
Origin of desalt
1905-10; de- + salt1
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desalter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We can desalt water of the ocean using solar thermal power.
  • Each year, industry uses millions of pounds of acid and base chemicals to desalt products.
  • Our research effort also involves improving operational procedures to find a better way to desalt the water.
  • RO is a mature technology used for many years to desalt brackish water and seawater.
  • There are several activities or pilot projects to desalt ag drainage water.
  • Another option is to desalt the pumped ground water using reverse osmosis or other membrane-filtration processes.

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