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ammonification

am·mon·i·fi·ca·tion

ammonification

 
pronunciation:
mo n f keI shn [or] ma n f keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: infusion with ammonia or an ammonium compound, as in the production of fertilizer.
definition 2: the formation of ammonia by bacterial action on nitrogenous organic matter, as in soil.
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The word ammonification contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).