Meaning of “phosphate” in the English Dictionary

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"phosphate" in British English

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phosphatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒs.feɪt/ us /ˈfɑːs.feɪt/

(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 plant fertilizer contains phosphates.

(Definition of “phosphate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)