What does the word phosphate mean?

Usage examples for phosphate

  1. Certain baking powders contain a mixture of materials with acid reaction, such as cream of tartar with tartaric acid, and alum with calcium acid phosphate. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  2. A mucilage of Rice made by boiling the well- washed grain for some time in water, and straining, contains starch and phosphate of lime in solution, and is therefore a serviceable emollient. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie
  3. In 1910 Congress withdrew from public sale nearly 100, 000, 000 acres of coal, petroleum, and phosphate lands. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson