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Definition of "iodize" []

  • To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide: iodize salt. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iodize" in a sentence
  • "The pills—containing inexpensive potassium iodide, which is the substance used to iodize common table salt—can prevent thyroid cancer by saturating the thyroid gland with a harmless type of iodine, keeping it from absorbing radioactive iodine that might be inhaled or ingested after a radiation release."
  • "To iodize the plate perfectly it must be placed over the iodine vapor immediately after buffing."
  • "MI says the average cost to iodize salt is 5 cents a person, per year, rising to 10 cents depending on how small or remote a producer is and how difficult it is to deliver the product to hard-to-reach populations."