iodize

verb
io·​dize | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdīz How to pronounce iodize (audio) \
iodized; iodizing

Definition of iodize

transitive verb

: to treat with iodine or an iodide iodized salt

Examples of iodize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her shopping cart already had about 20 others, along with four 26-ounce canisters of iodized salt. Hayat Norimine, Dallas News, "Water, toilet paper, hand soap and ramen: North Texas residents scramble to buy in bulk," 14 Mar. 2020 The breast is exposed to a small dose of iodizing radiation that produces an image of the breast tissue. Cincinnati.com, "Mammography 101," 2 Oct. 2017 In 1999, with help from donors, Cambodia began iodizing table salt. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia," 15 May 2017 Until 2000, the nation bought naturally iodized salt from Eritrea, but fighting between the two countries cut off that trade and Ethiopia starting mining its salt flats, which had no iodine. 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 iodize

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iodize

French iode "iodine" + -ize — more at iodine

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The first known use of iodize was in 1841

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“Iodize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iodize. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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iodize

verb
io·​dize | \ ˈī-ə-ˌdīz How to pronounce iodize (audio) \
iodized; iodizing

Kids Definition of iodize

: to add iodine to
io·​dize
variants: or British iodise \ ˈī-​ə-​ˌdīz How to pronounce iodise (audio) \
iodized or British iodised; iodizing or British iodising

Medical Definition of iodize

: to treat with iodine or an iodide iodized salt

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