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desalinate

verb de·sa·li·nate \(ˌ)dē-ˈsa-lə-ˌnāt also -ˈsā-\

: to remove salt from (something, such as water)

de·sa·li·nat·edde·sa·li·nat·ing

Full Definition of DESALINATE

transitive verb
:  desalt
de·sa·li·na·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌsa-lə-ˈnā-shən also -ˌsā-\ noun
de·sa·li·na·tor \(ˌ)dē-ˈsa-lə-ˌnā-tər also -ˈsā-\ noun

Examples of DESALINATE

  1. The company is building a plant that will desalinate seawater.

First Known Use of DESALINATE

1949

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