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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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
phos•phat′ic (-ˈfæt ɪk, -ˈfeɪ tɪk) adj.
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A compound containing the group PO4. Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers.
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A soft drink made by mixing Acid phosphate and a fruit-flavored syrup.
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|Noun||1.||phosphate - 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)
|2.||phosphate - carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid|
soft drink - nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
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phosphate[ˈfɒsfeɪt] N → fosfato m
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phosphate[ˈfɒsfeɪt] n → phosphate m
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phosphate[ˈfɒsfeɪt] n → fosfato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. fosfato, sal del ácido fosfórico.
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