Meaning of iodate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪədeɪt/


  • A salt or ester of iodic acid.

    ‘For acid-base reactions, sodium carbonate, sodium tetraborate, benzoic acid, potassium hydrogen phthalate, and potassium hydrogen iodate make up the complete list.’
    • ‘The integrated iodate and total-iodine concentrations accompanying accelerated growth of natural phytoplankton in eight 14-m deep mesocosm experiments did not vary significantly.’
    • ‘A related salt, potassium iodate, is less bitter, and may stay down better in babies.’
    • ‘Does one then need the potassium iodate tablets issued by the Irish Government for emergency use in the event of a nuclear accident?’