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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