iodate

noun
io·​date | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce iodate (audio) , -dət \

Definition of iodate

: a salt containing the IO3 ion

Examples of iodate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As salt is cleaned and packaged, potassium iodate may be sprayed on it, normally at a cost of only a dollar or two per ton. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia," 15 May 2017 Raw iodine prices remained high for two years, forcing the Indian companies that make potassium iodate to plead for donor help. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of iodate

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iodate

borrowed from French, from iode "iodine" + -ate -ate entry 1 — more at iodine

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“Iodate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iodate. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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iodate

noun
io·​date | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce iodate (audio) , -əd-ət How to pronounce iodate (audio) \

Medical Definition of iodate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a salt of iodic acid
io·​date | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce iodate (audio) \
iodated; iodating

Medical Definition of iodate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to impregnate or treat with iodine

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