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desalination Explained

desalination at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


desalination at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] technical the process of removing salt from sea water so that people can use it// -- desalinate/di[hA359]s[zB024]l[hA369]ne[hA366]t/ v [T] //

desalination at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Removal of dissolved salts from seawater and from the salty waters of inland seas, highly mineralized groundwaters, and municipal wastewaters. Desalination makes such otherwise unusable waters fit for human consumption, irrigation, industrial applications, and other purposes. Distillation is the most widely used desalination process; freezing and thawing, electrodialysis, and reverse osmosis are also used. All are energy-intensive and therefore expensive. Currently, more than 2 billion gallons (8 million cu m) of fresh water are produced each day by several thousand desalination plants throughout the world, the largest plants being in the Arabian Peninsula.

desalination at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the process of removing salt from sea water:
a desalination plant

desalination at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the removal of salt (especially from sea water) [syn: {desalinization},

desalination at English (WD) Of Explained:

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* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /diːˌsælɪˈneɪʃən/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən


    Inter: head » en|noun

  • The process of removing salt from sea water in order to make drinking water.


    * desalinization

    Related terms

    * desalinated

    Derived terms

    * desalination plant


    Inter: trans-top » process of removing salt from sea water in order to make drinking water
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|suolanpoisto
  • German: Meerwasserentsalzung {{f}}
  • Hebrew: התפלה (hatpala) {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|отсолување|n|tr=otsolúvanje, Inter: t- » mk|десалинизација|f|tr=desalinizácija
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|опреснение|n|tr=opresnénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|десалинизация|f|tr=desalinizácija|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m


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