Definition of desalinate in English:


Line breaks: de|sal¦in|ate
Pronunciation: /diːˈsalɪneɪt


[with object] (usually as adjective desalinated)
Remove salt from (seawater): a pipeline pumping desalinated seawater into the desert
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  • Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient.
  • Alternative sources such as reclaimed wastewater and desalinated seawater are options in some locales.
  • Apart from a tiny percentage of the world's population, who drink desalinated seawater, the only water we drink is rainwater.



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  • One possible application of electrodialysis is the desalination of water.
  • The process, known as desalination, is also used to treat brackish water and wastewater so that the water can be used for a wide range of purposes, including drinking.
  • The techniques have become more sophisticated, but distillation and filtering are still the primary methods of desalination for most of the world.


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  • They guzzle so much energy that desalinators operate only in locations with excess petroleum, or where waste heat from power plants (especially nuclear and geothermal) can be recycled.
  • Behind him, he towed a raft outfitted with a coffin-size sleeping compartment and carrying fishing tackle, compass, sextant, and three portable water desalinators.
  • Designed to carry up to 20 divers in well-equipped double cabins, she has two generators, two water desalinators, air and nitrox and photo-processing facilities.

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