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phosphate

See also: phosphaté

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phosphate group 2D structural formula
phosphate ion 3D structural formula

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From French

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phosphate (plural phosphates)

  1. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
  2. (US, regional, dated) A carbonated soft drink sweetened with fruit syrup and with some phosphoric acid.
    • 2002, Michael Raleigh, In the castle of the Flynns, page 180:
      “This man here,” she said, “can make you a cherry Coke or a chocolate Coke or a phosphate — a chocolate phosphate or. “Vanilla phosphate,” the man helped, “cherry phosphate, orange phosphate, lime phosphate, lemon phosphate,
    • 2008, Kathryn Kysar, Riding shotgun: women write about their mothers, page 106:
      You order California burgers for us both, even though I don't eat lettuce or tomato, then you order me a phosphate, cherry, a dreadful fizzy drink you say you always loved. It's bitter, bubbly, unbearable; but, thirsty for your past, force myself to drink it.

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phosphate (third-person singular simple present phosphates, present participle phosphating, simple past and past participle phosphated)

  1. To treat or coat with a phosphate or with phosphoric acid

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

phosphore +‎ -ate

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phosphate m (plural phosphates)

  1. phosphate

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