Definition of desalinate in English:

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desalinate

Pronunciation: /dēˈsaləˌnāt/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective desalinated)
Remove salt from (seawater).
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

desalinator

Pronunciation: /dēˈsaləˌnādər/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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