Dictionary.com

phosphatize

[ fos-fuh-tahyz ]
/ 藞f蓲s f蓹藢ta瑟z /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), phos路pha路tized, phos路pha路tiz路ing.
to treat with phosphates.
to change to phosphate.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between 鈥渁ffect鈥 and 鈥渆ffect.鈥
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also especially British, phos路pha路tise .

Origin of phosphatize

First recorded in 1880鈥85; phosphate + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM phosphatize

phos路pha路ti路za路tion, phos路pha路tion [fos-fey-shuhn], /f蓲s藞fe瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounun路phos路pha路tized, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for phosphatize

phosphatize

phosphatise

/ (藞f蓲sf蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer
to change or be changed into a phosphate

Derived forms of phosphatize

phosphatization or phosphatisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK