salinate


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sal·i·nate

 (săl′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. sal·i·nat·ed, sal·i·nat·ing, sal·i·nates
To increase the concentration of salt in: agricultural fields whose soil had been salinated by overirrigation.


sal′i·na′tion n.
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Verb1.salinate - add salt to; "salinated solution"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
desalinate, desalinise, desalinize, desalt - remove salt from; "desalinate water"
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Water scarcity results in higher concentrations of salt and chemical contaminants, and rising sea levels salinate fresh water with loss of productive farm land and changed vector habitats.
This perception stands in contrast to a host of recent scientific studies which all show alarming increases in water salt levels and falling well capacity, both of which threaten to contaminate drinking water, salinate arable land and devastate the livestock industry.