phosphatize

verb
phos·​pha·​tize | \ˈfäs-fə-ˌtīz \
phosphatized; phosphatizing

Definition of phosphatize 

transitive verb

1 : to treat with phosphoric acid or a phosphate

2 : to change to a phosphate or phosphates

Other Words from phosphatize

phosphatization \ˌfäs-​fə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən, -​ˌfā-​ \ noun

First Known Use of phosphatize

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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