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phos·phate

 (fŏs′fāt′)
n.
1. A salt, ester, or anion of phosphoric acid, derived by removal or replacement of one, two, or especially all three of the hydrogens of phosphoric acid.
2. A fertilizer containing phosphorus compounds.
3. A soda fountain drink made by blending carbonated water with flavored syrup.


phos·phat′ic (fŏs-făt′ĭk) adj.

phosphate

(ˈfɒsfeɪt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of any phosphoric acid, esp a salt of orthophosphoric acid
2. (Agriculture) (often plural) any of several chemical fertilizers containing phosphorous compounds
[C18: from French phosphat; see phosphorus, -ate1]
phosphatic adj

phos•phate

(ˈfɒs feɪt)

n.
1.
a. (loosely) a salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
b. a tertiary salt of orthophosphoric acid, as sodium phosphate.
2. fertilizer containing compounds of phosphorus.
3. a carbonated drink of water and fruit syrup orig. with a little phosphoric acid.
[< French (1787); see phospho-, -ate2]
phos•phat′ic (-ˈfæt ɪk, -ˈfeɪ tɪk) adj.

phos·phate

(fŏs′fāt′)
A compound containing the group PO4. Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers.

Phosphate

A soft drink made by mixing Acid phosphate and a fruit-flavored syrup.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phosphate - a salt of phosphoric acidphosphate - a salt of phosphoric acid    
calcium phosphate - a phosphate of calcium; a main constituent of animal bones
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
sodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate - phosphate of sodium; used as a laxative to cleanse the bowels
2.phosphate - carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
Translations

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] Nfosfato m

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] nphosphate m

phosphate

n (Chem) → Phosphat nt; (Agr: = fertilizer) → Phosphatdünger m

phosphate

[ˈfɒsfeɪt] nfosfato

phos·phate

n. fosfato, sal del ácido fosfórico.

phosphate

n fosfato
References in classic literature ?
This dried material they would then grind to a fine powder, and after they had mixed it up well with a mysterious but inoffensive brown rock which they brought in and ground up by the hundreds of carloads for that purpose, the substance was ready to be put into bags and sent out to the world as any one of a hundred different brands of standard bone phosphate.
Working in his shirt sleeves, and with the thermometer at over a hundred, the phosphates soaked in through every pore of Jurgis' skin, and in five minutes he had a headache, and in fifteen was almost dazed.
My worthy Ned," I answered, "to the poet, a pearl is a tear of the sea; to the Orientals, it is a drop of dew solidified; to the ladies, it is a jewel of an oblong shape, of a brilliancy of mother-of-pearl substance, which they wear on their fingers, their necks, or their ears; for the chemist it is a mixture of phosphate and carbonate of lime, with a little gelatine; and lastly, for naturalists, it is simply a morbid secretion of the organ that produces the mother-of-pearl amongst certain bivalves.
Salters was mainly agricultural; for, though he read "Josephus" and expounded it, his mission in life was to prove the value of green manures, and specially of clover, against every form of phosphate whatsoever.
Can we suppose that the formation of rudimentary teeth which are subsequently absorbed, can be of any service to the rapidly growing embryonic calf by the excretion of precious phosphate of lime?
When we remember that lime, either as a phosphate or carbonate, enters into the composition of the hard parts, such as bones and shells, of all living animals, it is an interesting physiological fact [6] to find substances harder than the enamel of teeth, and coloured surfaces as well polished as those of a fresh shell, reformed through inorganic means from dead organic matter -- mocking, also, in shape, some of the lower vegetable productions.
So I take phosphates or phosphites--whichever it is, and tonics, and journeys, and air, and exercise, and am absolutely forbidden to "work" until I am well again.
31 January 2018 - Caymen Islands-based phosphate producer Itafos (TSX Venture: IFOS) has closed the acquisition of Idaho, US-based Conda Phosphate Operations from Canada-based agricultural products and services provider Agrium Inc.
Conda Phosphate Operations, located in Conda, Idaho, which include phosphate production facilities and adjacent phosphate mineral rights, produces approximately 540,000 metric tons per year of mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP), super phosphoric acid (SPA), merchant grade phosphoric acid (MGA) and specialty products (phosphate solutions) and serves the North American fertilizer market.
Phosphate esters possess a competitive advantage over other ester-based fluids in terms of performance and thermal stability.
The supply of phosphate to Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT) plants, including Medhilla, Gabes and Sfax is blocked after a new wave of protest by unemployed graduates, especially in various phosphate production sites and distribution channels in Metlaoui, said deputy general manager of the Gafsa Phosphate Company Taieb Yahyaoui.
Il a precise qu'a l'exception de l'unite de production de phosphate de "Kaf Eddour", relevant de la delegation de metlaoui et de celle d'Oum Laarayes (gouvernorat de Gafsa) toutes les unites de production de phosphate commercial dans le bassin minier ainsi que les operations de transport de phosphate ont ete bloquees.