Definition of iodize in English:


(also iodise)


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

    ‘iodized salt’
    • ‘Ever since the ban was revoked four years ago the consumption of iodised salt in India has dropped by up to 44% in some states, sparking concerns about the re-emergence of iodine deficiency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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The people of the region are exposed to inadequately iodized salt in spite of the salt iodization programme.’
    • ‘It is often mixed with iodine (and called iodized salt) and often contains anti-caking agents.’
    • ‘A quarter teaspoon of iodized salt provides about 90 mcg of iodine.’
    • ‘We ate dried peaches, swigged iodized alpine water, and stared up at the pyramid-shaped northwest buttress of Cloud Peak.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Iodized salt has almost eliminated the condition called ‘goitre’ in those countries where iodized salt is used, including the UK.’
    • ‘At present only about one sixth of the salt consumed in Australia is iodised.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For almost 60 years, the main dietary sources of iodine were not from iodized salt, but from flour products and dairy products.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He challenged the business community to fortify their products and iodise domestic salts to add nutritional value.’
    • ‘Sadly, the most easily-attainable sources for iodine are iodized salt and sea products, both of which can be taboo for pregnant women.’
    • ‘To iodise one kg salt, one has to spent only 10 paise.’
    • ‘Now, about half of the table salt sold in the U.S. is iodized.’
    • ‘The veteran actor in his role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador, advocated the use of iodised salt.’
    • ‘Since the 1920s, the prevalence of goitre has decreased as iodised table salt became widely used.’
    • ‘Besides treating patients during my visits, I chose to give talks on the importance of afforestation and use of iodised salt.’