[ dee-nahy-treyt ]
/ diˈnaɪ treɪt /

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 forms

de·ni·tra·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for denitration

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for denitration


/ (diːˈnaɪtreɪt) /


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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