from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To treat or combine with iodine or an iodide: iodize salt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


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  • To iodize the plate perfectly it must be placed over the iodine vapor immediately after buffing.

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  • 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. - Home Page

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