desalination

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desalination

, desalinization, desalinisation
the process of removing salt, esp from sea water so that it can be used for drinking or irrigation

desalination

[dē‚sal·ə′nā·shən]
(chemical engineering)
Removal of salt, as from water or soil. Also known as desalting.
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ions, mainly in the digestive tract and desalinizing the water at gill levels.
As early as 1960 a new version was produced, still based on the choice between two alternatives: totally closing the Oosterschelde and desalinizing it, or leaving it open and reenforcing the dykes.
She was a flawless musician, had translated all known volumes of Etruscan poetry into Middle French and Old Croatian, had devised a spell for desalinizing sea water cheaply and, of course, her test scores were off the charts.
I had proposed the desalination plan in the Public Forum on June 28, 1990, and since then Catalina and Santa Barbara have a desalinizing plant available for emergencies during a drought.