[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. denis,
  2. denis browne splint,
  3. denis, saint,
  4. denise,
  5. denison,
  6. denitrification,
  7. denitrify,
  8. denizen,
  9. denmark,
  10. denmark strait

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

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 Formsdenitration, noun

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