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phosphate (n.)

a salt of phosphoric acid, 1795, from French phosphate (1787), from phosphore (see phosphorus) + -ate (3). Related: Phosphatic.

updated on May 27, 2020

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Definitions of phosphate from WordNet

phosphate (n.)
a salt of phosphoric acid;
Synonyms: orthophosphate / inorganic phosphate
phosphate (n.)
carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid;
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