phosphatize

verb
phos·​pha·​tize | \ ˈfäs-fə-ˌtīz How to pronounce phosphatize (audio) \
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 How to pronounce phosphatization (audio) , -​ˌfā-​ \ noun

First Known Use of phosphatize

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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