trisodium phosphate

noun
tri·​so·​di·​um phosphate | \ ˌtrī-ˈsō-dē-əm- \

Definition of trisodium phosphate

: a crystalline compound Na3PO4 that is used especially in cleaning compositions

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Next, clean layers of grease and dirt off the cabinets using a wood cleaner, trisodium phosphate or mineral spirits. Daniel Bortz, The Seattle Times, "How to give your kitchen a facelift for less? Use paint," 7 Sep. 2018 Another cleaning option used by professional painters is trisodium phosphate (TSP). Susan Langenhennig, NOLA.com, "Have a home repair question? Ask Danny Lipford, home improvement columnist," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of trisodium phosphate

1923, in the meaning defined above

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