pho·​rate ˈfȯr-ˌāt How to pronounce phorate (audio)
: a very toxic organophosphate systemic insecticide C7H17O2PS3

Examples of phorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five of these chemicals -- naled, methamidophos, trichlorfon, chlorpyrifos and phorate -- showed up in at least 10% of the cord blood samples. Susan Scutti, CNN, 9 June 2017

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Word History


phosphorus + thioate salt of a thio acid

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phorate was in 1959

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“Phorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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