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

Examples of desalinize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So might desalinizing the world's ocean water for drinking. Joel Mathis, The Week, 24 Mar. 2023 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, 3 Mar. 2018 First, it will be desalinized and any algae will be removed from the boat. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 11 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of desalinize was in 1928

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“Desalinize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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