from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide: iodize salt.
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- v. to treat or react with iodine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To treat or impregnate with iodine or its compounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, to treat with iodine; affect with iodine.
- In photography, to impregnate, as collodion, with iodine; add iodine or an iodide to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat with iodine
- v. treat with iodine so as to prevent infection
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
We roll out multi-billion dollar anti-retroviral programs for AIDS, but we don't even deworm kids or iodize salt - two simple interventions that would raise school attendance, reduce malnutrition and anemia, and prevent cognitive impairment and even cretinism. is a Columbia University expert on public health who has spent the last couple of years living in Rwanda.
This would get around the refusal of Indian salt manufacturers to iodize their salt, preventing untold cases of goiter and low intelligence.
Always good to see them taking time out from their busy corporate fucking cocksucking schedules to iodize the stomachs and fatten the thighs of young adults worldwide.