desalinize

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desalinization (dē-sāl'ə-nĭ-zā'shən) also desalination   (dē-sāl'ə-nĭ-zā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 


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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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