Associations to the word «Phosphate»

Wiktionary

PHOSPHATE, noun. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
PHOSPHATE, noun. (US) (regional) (dated) A carbonated soft drink sweetened with fruit syrup and with some phosphoric acid.
PHOSPHATE, verb. To treat or coat with a phosphate or with phosphoric acid
PHOSPHATE ACETYLTRANSFERASE, noun. (enzyme) A transferase enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction acetyl-CoA + phosphate \(\rightleftharpoons\) CoA + acetyl phosphate.

Dictionary definition

PHOSPHATE, noun. A salt of phosphoric acid.
PHOSPHATE, noun. Carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats