phosphatize

verb phos·pha·tize \ ˈfäs-fə-ˌtīz \

Definition of phosphatize

phosphatized; phosphatizing
1 : to treat with phosphoric acid or a phosphate
2 : to change to a phosphate or phosphates

phosphatization

play \ˌfäs-fə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌfā-\ noun

First Known Use of phosphatize

1866

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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