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phosphatize

[fos-fuh-tahyz] /ˈfɒs fəˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), phosphatized, phosphatizing.
1.
to treat with phosphates.
2.
to change to phosphate.
Also, especially British, phosphatise.
Origin of phosphatize
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; phosphate + -ize
Related forms
phosphatization, phosphation
[fos-fey-shuh n] /fɒsˈfeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
unphosphatized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphatize

phosphatize

/ˈfɒsfəˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer
2.
to change or be changed into a phosphate
Derived Forms
phosphatization, phosphatisation, noun
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