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.
Origin of phosphorate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
to treat or combine with phosphorus
(tr) rare to cause (a substance) to exhibit phosphorescence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012