Definition of desalination in English:

desalination

noun

mass noun
  • The process of removing salt from seawater.

    ‘the newly constructed plant for the desalination of seawater remains inoperative’
    as modifier ‘the water supply comes from desalination plants’
    • ‘What about the waste by-product from the desalination process, the saltwater concentrate that's left over?’
    • ‘Desalination is for many hopefuls at least one technological solution to the impending crisis.’
    • ‘He said the desalination project was the only way for long-term water supply for Namibia's west coast.’
    • ‘Skeptics, however, say nuclear-powered desalination is just a pipe dream.’
    • ‘If desalination technology can be embraced and developed, arid regions can be liberated from worries about water provision.’
    • ‘He believes desalination is part of the answer to Australia's water shortage.’
    • ‘Improvements in utility services, road networks, sewage treatment, and water desalination have resulted in a better quality of life.’
    • ‘Reverse osmosis is best known for its use in desalination, the process of turning sea water into drinking water.’
    • ‘Australia makes very limited use of the process of water desalination.’
    • ‘The island features a 1,500 foot airstrip, underground wiring and a desalination facility.’

Pronunciation

desalination

/ˌdiːsalɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/