[ fos-fuh-tahyz ]
/ ˈfɒs fəˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), phos·pha·tized, phos·pha·tiz·ing.
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Also especially British, phos·pha·tise .
OTHER WORDS FROM phosphatizephos·pha·ti·za·tion, phos·pha·tion [fos-fey-shuhn], /fɒsˈfeɪ ʃən/, nounun·phos·pha·tized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphatize
/ (ˈfɒsfəˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer
to change or be changed into a phosphate
Derived forms of phosphatizephosphatization or phosphatisation, noun
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