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[dee-nahy-treyt] /diˈnaɪ treɪt/
verb (used with object), denitrated, denitrating.
Chemistry. to free from nitric acid or nitrates; remove oxides of nitrogen from.
Origin of denitrate
First recorded in 1860-65; de- + nitrate
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denitration, noun Unabridged
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  • After drying, denitration, and washing, it may be spun and dyed like natural silk.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • It is well known that the denitration is nearly complete, traces only of nitric groups surviving.

  • The product in denitration had therefore reverted completely to a cellulose (hydrate), no oxy-derivative being present.

British Dictionary definitions for denitration


to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a compound loses a nitro or nitrate group, nitrogen dioxide, or nitric acid
Derived Forms
denitration, noun
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