/ diseləneɪʃn̩ /
desalinization · desalinisation
The removal of salt (especially from sea water); SYN. desalinization, desalinisation.
removal of salt from sea water to produce fresh water.
Removal of salt, usually from sea water, to produce fresh water for irrigation or drinking. Distillation has usually been the method adopted, but in the 1970s a cheaper process, using certain polymer materials that filter the molecules of salt from the water by reverse osmosis, was developed.
Desalination plants occur along the shores of the Middle East where fresh water is in short supply.