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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An acid phosphate.
  • n. A mixture of gypsum and monobasic calcium phosphate resulting from the action of sulfuric acid on phosphate rock, used as a fertilizer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fertilizer produced by the action of concentrated sulfuric acid on powdered phosphate rock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An acid phosphate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A phosphate containing the greatest amount of phosphoric acid that can combine with the base.
  • n. A trade-name for various phosphates, such as bone, bone-black, and phosphorite, which have been treated with sulphuric acid to increase their solubility, and so render them more available in agriculture as fertilizers.
  • n. A trade-name of superphosphate of lime.

Etymologies

super- +‎ phosphate (Wiktionary)

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