[ fos-fuh-reyt ]
/ ˈfɒs fəˌreɪt /
verb (used with object), phos·pho·rat·ed, phos·pho·rat·ing.
Also phosphorize. Chemistry. to combine or impregnate with phosphorus.
to cause to have phosphorescence.
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphorate
/ (ˈfɒsfəˌreɪt) /
to treat or combine with phosphorus
(tr) rare to cause (a substance) to exhibit phosphorescence