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phosphate

Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːsfeɪt; ˈfɒsfeɪt/

Translation of phosphate in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Chemistry/Química] fosfato (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Several formulations are available, and all are based on fertilizers such as urea, ammonium nitrate, ammoniated phosphates, potassium sulfate, potassium nitrate.
    • Phosphoric acid and its phosphate derivatives are essential in human nutrition.
    • It occurs in all kinds of minerals, such as oxides, carbonates, nitrates, sulfates, and phosphates.
    1.2
    (phosphates plural)
    [Agric] fertilizantes (masculine plural) a base de fosfatos
    1.3 (drink) (American English/inglés norteamericano) gaseosa (feminine) ([ con sabor a frutas ])

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