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phosphorate

[ fos-fuh-reyt ]
/ 藞f蓲s f蓹藢re瑟t /
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verb (used with object), phos路pho路rat路ed, phos路pho路rat路ing.
Also phosphorize. Chemistry. to combine or impregnate with phosphorus.
to cause to have phosphorescence.
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Origin of phosphorate

1780鈥90; phosphor- or phosphor + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphorate

phosphorate
/ (藞f蓲sf蓹藢re瑟t) /

verb
to treat or combine with phosphorus
(tr) rare to cause (a substance) to exhibit phosphorescence
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
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