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nitrify

ni·tri·fy

nitrify

 
pronunciation:
naI tr faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nitrified, nitrifies, nitrifying
definition 1: to oxidize into nitrous or nitric acid or a nitrite or nitrate, as by bacterial action in soil.
definition 2: to treat or impregnate with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound.
derivations: nitrifiable (adj.), nitrification (n.), nitrifier (n.)