iodine

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English[edit]

Chemical element
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Etymology[edit]

From French iode (-ine), from Ancient Greek ἰοειδής (ioeidḗs, violet).

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ī'ədīn, ī'ədĭn, ī'ədēn, IPA(key): /ˈaɪ.əˌdaɪn, -dɪn, -diːn/
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Noun[edit]

iodine (usually uncountable, plural iodines)

  1. A chemical element (symbol: I) with an atomic number of 53; one of the halogens.
  2. An antiseptic incorporating the element.
    Synonym: tincture of iodine
  3. (countable, uncountable, obsolete) An iodide.

Usage notes[edit]

Note that the chemical symbol J (not I) is sometimes used in German chemistry texts.

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Verb[edit]

iodine (third-person singular simple present iodines, present participle iodining, simple past and past participle iodined)

  1. (transitive) to treat with iodine.
    Synonym: iodinate

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