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iodize

[ ahy-uh-dahyz ]
/ ˈaɪ əˌdaɪz /
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verb (used with object), i·o·dized, i·o·diz·ing.

to treat, impregnate, or affect with iodine or an iodide.

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Origin of iodize

First recorded in 1835–45; iod- + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for iodize

iodize

iodise

/ (ˈaɪəˌdaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to treat or react with iodine or an iodine compoundAlso: iodate
iodization or iodisation, nouniodizer or iodiser, noun
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Medical definitions for iodize

iodize
[ īə-dīz′ ]

v.

To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide.
i′o•di•zation (-dĭ-zāshən) n.
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Scientific definitions for iodize

iodize
[ īə-dīz′ ]

To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide. Salt is iodized to prevent goiter.
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