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[uh-mon-uh-fahy, uh-moh-nuh-]
verb (used with object), am·mon·i·fied, am·mon·i·fy·ing.
  1. to combine or impregnate with ammonia.
  2. to form into ammonia or ammonium compounds.
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verb (used without object), am·mon·i·fied, am·mon·i·fy·ing.
  1. to become ammonified; produce ammonification.
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Origin of ammonify

First recorded in 1910–15; ammoni(a) + -fy
Related formsam·mon·i·fi·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ammonify


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to treat or impregnate with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
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Derived Formsammonification, noun
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