verb (used with object), de·ni·tri·fied, de·ni·tri·fy·ing. Chemistry.
to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from.
to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms.
- denis, saint,
- denmark strait,
- dennie's line,
Origin of denitrify
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There will be some loss of nitrogen through leaching and denitrification.
This loss of nitrogen by denitrification can be checked by keeping the soil well ventilated.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
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