Origin of nitrify
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A thin layer of solution will nitrify sooner than a deep layer, owing to the larger proportion of oxygen available.
- to treat or cause to react with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
- to treat (soil) with nitrates
- (of nitrobacteria) to convert (ammonium compounds) into nitrates by oxidation
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