de·​salt | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈsȯlt How to pronounce desalt (audio) \
desalted; desalting; desalts

Definition of desalt

transitive verb

: to remove salt from

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Other Words from desalt

desalter noun

Examples of desalt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But desalination is also a significant water source for U.S. coastal areas, which produce 11.2 percent of the world’s desalted H2O. Back in the 1930s, the first desalters boiled seawater to capture freshwater as condensation. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, 30 Dec. 2019 The city of Camarillo in Ventura County is proposing to desalt water from a local aquifer where supplies have become increasingly saline. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Mar. 2018 The top supplier is the $1 billion Carlsbad Desalination Plant in San Diego County, which opened in 2015 as the nation’s biggest desalting facility. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Mar. 2018 This week, the city of Antioch celebrated its place among eight communities selected to receive a share of $44 million in state money for desalting projects. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Mar. 2018 In the Bay Area, the Alameda County Water District has one such facility in Newark that has been desalting about 14,000 acre-feet of water annually since 2003 — about 40 percent of the water supplied by the district. Devika G. Bansal, The Mercury News, 15 Apr. 2017 And a coalition of Bay Area water agencies is considering a much larger brackish desalination plant in Pittsburg, with the potential to desalt water from the Delta and deliver 23,000 acre-feet of water per year. Devika G. Bansal, The Mercury News, 6 Feb. 2017 Coastal cities are investing in desalination plants, but desalting technology is simply too expensive to use for agriculture. Matthew Power, WIRED, 21 Apr. 2008

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First Known Use of desalt

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Desalt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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transitive verb
de·​salt | \ (ˈ)dē-ˈsȯlt How to pronounce desalt (audio) \

Medical Definition of desalt

: to remove salt from


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