desalination
desalination desalination n. same as {desalinization}.

Syn: desalinization, desalinisation. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • desalination — [dē sā΄lə nə zā′shən, dēsal΄əzā′shəndē sal΄ə nā′shən] n. 〚 DE + SALIN(E) + ATION〛 the removal of salt, esp. from sea water to make it drinkable: also desalinization [dē sā΄lə nə …   Universalium

  • desalination — de‧sal‧i‧na‧tion [diːˌsælˈneɪʆn] noun [uncountable] when salt is removed from sea water so that the water can be used in homes and factories, and on farm crops: • Water desalination is still an expensive prospect. • the world s largest seawater …   Financial and business terms

  • desalination — 1958, from DE (Cf. de ) + salination (see SALT (Cf. salt)). As a verb, desalt is recorded from 1909 …   Etymology dictionary

  • desalination — [dē sā΄lə nə zā′shən, dēsal΄əzā′shəndē sal΄ə nā′shən] n. [ DE + SALIN(E) + ATION] the removal of salt, esp. from sea water to make it drinkable: also desalinization [dē sā΄lə nə zā′shən, dēsal΄əzā′shən] desalinate [dē′sal′ə nāt΄] vt. desalinated …   English World dictionary

  • Desalination — This article is about removing salt from water. For soil desalination, see Soil salinity control. Water desalination Methods Distillation Multi stage flash distillation (MSF) Multiple effect distillation (MED|ME) Vapor compression (VC) Ion… …   Wikipedia

  • Desalination — Fließbild einer dreistufigen Entspannungsverdampfungsanlage zur Meerwasserentsalzung Als Meerwasserentsalzung bezeichnet man die Gewinnung von Trinkwasser oder Betriebswasser aus Meerwasser durch die Verringerung des Salzgehaltes. Die Entsalzung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • desalination — de|sal|i|na|tion [ ,disælı neıʃn ] noun uncount the process of removing salt from ocean water so that the water can be used. A desalination plant is a place where this process takes place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • desalination — [[t]di͟ːsælɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Desalination is the process of removing salt from sea water so that it can be used for drinking, or for watering crops …   English dictionary

  • desalination — UK [ˌdiːsælɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌdɪsælɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] noun [uncountable] the process of removing salt from sea water so that the water can be used. A desalination plant is a place where this process takes place …   English dictionary

  • desalination — gėlinimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vandenyje ištirpusių druskų kiekio mažinimas. atitikmenys: angl. demineralization; desalination; desaltation; desalting; freshening; water freshening rus. опреснение …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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