nitrification definition

  • noun:
    • the work of nitrifying
    • The act, process, or outcome of combining with nitrogen or a few of its substances.
    • The work or procedure of oxidizing nitrogen or its compounds in order to form nitrous or nitric acid.
    • an ongoing process of oxidation, by which nitrogenous vegetable and pet matter in the presence of atmosphere, dampness, many fundamental substances, as lime or alkali carbonate, is converted into nitrates.
    • the procedure, induced by certain microbes, in which, the nitrogen of natural product into the soil is oxidized to nitric acid.
    • the oxidation of ammonium substances in lifeless organic material into nitrates and nitrites by earth bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
    • the substance procedure in which a nitro team is added to an organic compound (or substituted for another group in a natural ingredient)

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