phosphatize

[fos-fuh-tahyz]
verb (used with object), phosphatized, phosphatizing.
1.
to treat with phosphates.
2.
to change to phosphate.
Also, especially British, phosphatise.


Origin:
1880–85; phosphate + -ize

phosphatization, phosphation [fos-fey-shuhn] , noun
unphosphatized, adjective
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phosphatize or phosphatise (ˈfɒsfəˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer
2.  to change or be changed into a phosphate
 
phosphatise or phosphatise
 
vb
 
phosphati'zation or phosphatise
 
n
 
phosphati'sation or phosphatise
 
n

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Some newer coating methodologies exist which may eliminate the need to phosphatize prior to subsequent coating steps.
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