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Line breaks: super|phos¦phate
Pronunciation: /ˌsuːpəˈfɒsfeɪt
, ˌsjuː-/

Definition of superphosphate in English:


[mass noun]
A fertilizer made by treating phosphate rock with sulphuric or phosphoric acid.
Example sentences
  • Now is the time to add any of the soil amendments, such as bone meal, blood meal, or superphosphate, that provide a slow, continuous supply of phosphorus.
  • Add a tablespoon of equal parts bone meal and superphosphate to each hole, then cover the fertilizer with a little sand.
  • Plant from mid-October through November in a loose, fertile soil enriched with bone meal or superphosphate.

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