: a salt containing the IO3 ion

Examples of iodate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calcium iodate: This ingredient provides a source of iodine, which is crucial for proper thyroid function in dogs. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2023 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, 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, 15 May 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iodate was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Iodate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 noun
: a salt of iodic acid


2 of 2 transitive verb
io·​date ˈī-ə-ˌdāt How to pronounce iodate (audio)
iodated; iodating
: to impregnate or treat with iodine
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