• Definition for "nitrify"
    • To oxidize (an ammonia chemical) into nitric acid,…
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nitrify definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To oxidize (an ammonia chemical) into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or any nitrate or nitrite, especially because of the activity of nitrobacteria.
    • To treat or match nitrogen or compounds containing nitrogen.
    • to mix or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to susceptible to, or create by, nitrification.
  • verb:
    • to treat, or react with nitrogen or a nitrogen-containing compound
    • to transform ammonia or similar mixture to a nitrate by oxidation, specially because of the action of a microorganism
    • treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen ingredient
    • convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, specially because of the activity of nitrobacteria
    • treat (earth) with nitrates
  • others:
    • to transform into niter.
    • is became niter.
    • To impregnate (the earth) with nitrates being stimulate the development of flowers.
    • In bacteriology, to oxidize (ammonia substances) to nitrites or (nitrites) to nitrates, by microbial action.
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