Definition of phosphorate in English:

phosphorate

noun

Chemistry
rare
  • Phosphate.

verb

rare
  • with object To combine or impregnate with phosphorus.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Nicholson (1753–1815), chemist and inventor. From phosphorus + -ate<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Smart (d. 1872), elocutionist and grammarian. From phosphorus + -ate. Compare French phosphorer.

Pronunciation

phosphorate

/ˈfɒsfəreɪt/