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phosphorize

[fos-fuh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), phos·pho·rized, phos·pho·riz·ing.
  1. phosphorate(def 1).
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Also especially British, phos·pho·rise.

Origin of phosphorize

First recorded in 1790–1800; phosphor- + -ize
Related formsphos·pho·ri·za·tion, noun
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