from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of phosphorize.
  • adj. Of a substance, having been combined or treated with phosphorous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing, or impregnated with, phosphorus.


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  • Apostles of old, and caught fish with which they fed their families until the over-phosphorized brains and stomachs rebelled.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • By-and-by, however, with 'lights down,' a bottle of phosphorized oil was produced, and by this weird and uncanny radiance one or two privileged individuals were led by the 'ghost' into the back bedroom, and allowed to put their hands on the entranced form of the medium.

    Mystic London: or, Phases of occult life in the metropolis


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