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phosphatize

[ fos-fuh-tahyz ]
/ 藞f蓲s f蓹藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), phos路pha路tized, phos路pha路tiz路ing.
to treat with phosphates.
to change to phosphate.
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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
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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
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