Phosphate meaning

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A soft drink made with soda water, syrup, and, originally, a few drops of phosphoric acid.
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A salt or ester of phosphoric acid, containing the group PO4 . Phosphates are important in metabolism and are frequently used in fertilizers.
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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.
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A fertilizer containing phosphorus compounds.
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A soda fountain drink made by blending carbonated water with flavored syrup.
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Any substance containing phosphates, used as a fertilizer.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
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(US, regional, dated) A carbonated soft drink sweetened with fruit syrup and with some phosphoric acid.
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To treat or coat with a phosphate or with phosphoric acid.
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Origin of phosphate

  • phosph(o)– –ate
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary