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[ahy-uh-dn-eyt] /ˈaɪ ə dnˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), iodinated, iodinating. Chemistry.
to iodize.

iodinate i·o·di·nate (ī’ə-də-nāt’)
To treat or combine with iodine or a compound of iodine.


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