Definition of phosphatized in US English:

phosphatized

(also phosphatised)

adjective

  • 1Chiefly Geology. Converted into a phosphate or phosphates; containing phosphates.

  • 2Treated or coated with a phosphate.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From phosphate + -ized. Compare earlier phosphated.

Pronunciation

phosphatized

/ˈfɒsfətʌɪzd/