Definition of iodize in English:


(British iodise)


[with object]usually as adjective iodized
  • Treat or impregnate with iodine.

    ‘iodized salt’
    • ‘The people of the region are exposed to inadequately iodized salt in spite of the salt iodization programme.’
    • ‘Since the 1920s, the prevalence of goitre has decreased as iodised table salt became widely used.’
    • ‘Agricultural salt leakage to low socio-economic groups most susceptible to iodine deficiency, may also be solved by simply making it mandatory for all agricultural salt to be iodised.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘To iodise one kg salt, one has to spent only 10 paise.’
    • ‘Ever since the ban was revoked four years ago the consumption of iodised salt in India has dropped by up to 44% in some states, sparking concerns about the re-emergence of iodine deficiency disorders.’
    • ‘For almost 60 years, the main dietary sources of iodine were not from iodized salt, but from flour products and dairy products.’
    • ‘It is often mixed with iodine (and called iodized salt) and often contains anti-caking agents.’
    • ‘The veteran actor in his role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador, advocated the use of iodised salt.’
    • ‘Iodized salt has almost eliminated the condition called ‘goitre’ in those countries where iodized salt is used, including the UK.’
    • ‘Now, about half of the table salt sold in the U.S. is iodized.’
    • ‘He challenged the business community to fortify their products and iodise domestic salts to add nutritional value.’
    • ‘Besides treating patients during my visits, I chose to give talks on the importance of afforestation and use of iodised salt.’
    • ‘A quarter teaspoon of iodized salt provides about 90 mcg of iodine.’
    • ‘When the suitably iodized salt was subsequently used prophylactically throughout Otago, there was a dramatic decline in the incidence of goitre in the populace of this province.’
    • ‘At present only about one sixth of the salt consumed in Australia is iodised.’
    • ‘We ate dried peaches, swigged iodized alpine water, and stared up at the pyramid-shaped northwest buttress of Cloud Peak.’
    • ‘According to these experts, as many as nine million Nigerian children could suffer from retardation in the next 10 years if iodized salts are not consumed regularly.’
    • ‘Other public health initiatives, such as iodising salt to prevent goitre or fluoridating water to prevent dental caries, have been introduced in the past in order to provide health benefits to the majority of the population.’
    • ‘Sadly, the most easily-attainable sources for iodine are iodized salt and sea products, both of which can be taboo for pregnant women.’