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iodize

[ahy-uh-dahyz]
verb (used with object), i·o·dized, i·o·diz·ing.
  1. to treat, impregnate, or affect with iodine or an iodide.
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Also especially British, i·o·dise.

Origin of iodize

First recorded in 1835–45; iod- + -ize
Related formsi·o·di·za·tion, nouni·o·diz·er, nounnon·i·o·dized, adjectiveo·ver·i·o·dize, verb (used with object), o·ver·i·o·dized, o·ver·i·o·diz·ing.un·i·o·dized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for iodize

iodize

iodise

verb
  1. (tr) to treat or react with iodine or an iodine compoundAlso: iodate
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Derived Formsiodization or iodisation, nouniodizer or iodiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for iodize

v.

1841, from comb. form of iodine + -ize. Related: Iodized; iodizing.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

iodize in Medicine

iodize

ə-dīz′)
v.
  1. To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide.
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Related formsi′o•di•zation (-dĭ-zāshən) n.
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iodize in Science

iodize

ə-dīz′]
  1. To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide. Salt is iodized to prevent goiter.
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