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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.


iodize

/ ˈaɪəˌdaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to treat or react with iodine or an iodine compound Alsoiodate


iodize

/ īə-dīz′ /

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌiodiˈzation, noun
  • ˈioˌdizer, noun

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Other Words From

  • io·di·zation noun
  • io·dizer noun
  • non·io·dized adjective
  • over·io·dize verb (used with object) overiodized overiodizing
  • un·io·dized adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of iodize1

First recorded in 1835–45; iod- + -ize

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Example Sentences

Adding iron to salt that is already iodized has turned out to be a real technical challenge, and getting manufacturers and the public to adopt it is another problem entirely.

Adding iron to iodized salt—making double-fortified salt, or DFS—turns out to be an entirely different class of problem.

Adding iron to salt that is already iodized—resulting in so-called double-fortified salt—has turned out to be a technical challenge orders of magnitude harder than iodization.

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