phosphatize(redirected from phosphatizes)
tr.v. phos·pha·tized, phos·pha·tiz·ing, phos·pha·tiz·es
1. To change into phosphates or a phosphate.
2. To treat with phosphate or phosphoric acid.
phos′pha·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to treat with a phosphate or phosphates, as by applying a fertilizer
2. (Chemistry) to change or be changed into a phosphate
ˌphosphatiˈzation, ˌphosphatiˈsation n
Past participle: phosphatized