desalination

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desalination

[dēsal′inā′shən]
Etymology: L, de, from, sal, salt
the process of removing salt from water or other substances.

desalination

(dē-săl″ĭ-nā′shŭn)
Partial or complete removal of salts from a substance, as from seawater or brackish water, so that it is suitable for agricultural or household purposes but not necessarily for drinking.
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A customized Joint Logistics Support Command was created to food nearly 50,000 migrants and 8,000 support personnel, construct and maintain living quarters, and provide potable water by desalinizing sea water.
50) Recently, El Paso has funded a pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of desalinizing brackish irrigation tail water and ground water in the El Paso region.
Super projects for desalinizing sea-water are becoming more numerous.
Gore casts his scorn upon the science of genetic engineering,(30) and upon various schemes for desalinizing water,(31) incinerating garbage,(32) and fertilizing the oceans.