verb (used with object), de·ni·trat·ed, de·ni·trat·ing.

Chemistry. to free from nitric acid or nitrates; remove oxides of nitrogen from.

Origin of denitrate

First recorded in 1860–65; de- + nitrate
Related formsde·ni·tra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for denitrate



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