phos·​pha·​tize ˈfäs-fə-ˌtīz How to pronounce phosphatize (audio)
phosphatized; phosphatizing

transitive verb

: to treat with phosphoric acid or a phosphate
: to change to a phosphate or phosphates
phosphatization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of phosphatize was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Phosphatize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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