Definition of iodize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪədʌɪz/
(also iodise)


[with object] (usually as adjective iodized)
Treat or impregnate with iodine.
Example sentences
  • Sadly, the most easily-attainable sources for iodine are iodized salt and sea products, both of which can be taboo for pregnant women.
  • Iodized salt has almost eliminated the condition called ‘goitre’ in those countries where iodized salt is used, including the UK.
  • However, the overall results show that about 40 per cent individual bad iodine excretion values below the cut-off point 18 indicating the consumption of inadequately iodized salt.



Pronunciation: /ʌɪədʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Within 2.5 years after the introduction of compulsory iodisation at an elevated iodine concentration, at least 62% of households were using adequately iodised salt.
  • Other methods of water treatment are ozonization, distillation, boiling, and iodization - all suitable only for small-scale purification.
  • He believes that with the right commitment and effort from the Indonesian government, the country can achieve universal salt iodization.

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