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phosphatenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɒs.feɪt/  us   /ˈfɑːs-/
a ​chemical compound that ​contains phosphorus : Most ​fertilizerscontainnitrogen and phosphates.
(Definition of phosphate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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phosphatenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑs·feɪt/
a ​chemical compound (= ​substance consisting of at least two ​elements) that ​contains phosphorus : a phosphate-free ​detergent The ​plantfertilizercontains phosphates.
(Definition of phosphate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “phosphate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 磷酸盐…
in Turkish fosfat…
in Russian фосфат…
in Chinese (Traditional) 磷酸鹽…
in Polish fosforan, fosfat…
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