desalinate

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

Definition of desalinate

desalinated

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desalinating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  desalt

desalination

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌsa-lə-ˈnā-shən also -ˌsā-\ noun

desalinator

play \(ˌ)dē-ˈsa-lə-ˌnā-tər also -ˈsā-\ noun

Examples of desalinate in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of desalinate

1949


DESALINATE Defined for English Language Learners

desalinate

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Definition of desalinate for English Language Learners

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


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