phosphorate

phosphorate

[fos-fuh-reyt]
verb (used with object), phosphorated, phosphorating.
1.
Also, phosphorize. Chemistry. to combine or impregnate with phosphorus.
2.
to cause to have phosphorescence.

Origin:
1780–90; phosphor- or phosphor + -ate1

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phosphorate (ˈfɒsfəˌreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to treat or combine with phosphorus
2.  rare (tr) to cause (a substance) to exhibit phosphorescence

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