- to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from.
- to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms.
Origin of denitrify
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Examples from the Web for denitrification
There will be some loss of nitrogen through leaching and denitrification.
This loss of nitrogen by denitrification can be checked by keeping the soil well ventilated.
- to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
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Word Origin and History for denitrification
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