desalinize

verb
de·​sa·​li·​nize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsa-lə-ˌnīz also -ˈsā- How to pronounce desalinize (audio) \
desalinized; desalinizing

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desalinization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌsa-​lə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce desalinization (audio) also  -​ˌsā-​ \ noun

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Officials say a cutoff can still be avoided with cooperation from residents, adequate rainfall and successful efforts to desalinize water and pump it from aquifers. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Parched South Africa City Struggles to Avoid ‘Day Zero’: Water Shutdown," 3 Mar. 2018 First, it will be desalinized and any algae will be removed from the boat. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Canoe Churned up by Irma May Date to the 1600s," 11 Oct. 2017

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1928, in the meaning defined above

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