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iodize

[ahy-uh-dahyz] /ˈaɪ əˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), iodized, iodizing.
1.
to treat, impregnate, or affect with iodine or an iodide.
Also, especially British, iodise.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; iod- + -ize
Related forms
iodization, noun
iodizer, noun
noniodized, adjective
overiodize, verb (used with object), overiodized, overiodizing.
uniodized, adjective
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Examples for iodize
  • One of several ingredients that can be added to table salt to iodize it.
  • Most countries are rapidly developing the capacity to iodize all salt for human and animal consumption.
British Dictionary definitions for iodize

iodize

/ˈaɪəˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat or react with iodine or an iodine compound Also iodate
Derived Forms
iodization, iodisation, noun
iodizer, iodiser, noun
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iodize in Medicine

iodize i·o·dize (ī'ə-dīz')
v. i·o·dized, i·o·diz·ing, i·o·diz·es
To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide.


i'o·di·za'tion (-dĭ-zā'shən) n.
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iodize in Science
iodize
  (ī'ə-dīz')   
To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide. Salt is iodized to prevent goiter.
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