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phosphorize

[fos-fuh-rahyz] /ˈfɒs fəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), phosphorized, phosphorizing.
1.
phosphorate (def 1).
Also, especially British, phosphorise.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; phosphor- + -ize
Related forms
phosphorization, noun
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