Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

phosphatize

[fos-fuh-tahyz]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with object), phos·pha·tized, phos·pha·tiz·ing.
  1. to treat with phosphates.
  2. to change to phosphate.
Show More
Also especially British, phos·pha·tise.

Origin of phosphatize

First recorded in 1880–85; phosphate + -ize
Related formsphos·pha·ti·za·tion, phos·pha·tion [fos-fey-shuh n] /fɒsˈfeɪ ʃən/, nounun·phos·pha·tized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for phosphatize

phosphatize

phosphatise

verb
  1. (tr) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer
  2. to change or be changed into a phosphate
Show More
Derived Formsphosphatization or phosphatisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012