[ dee-nahy-truh-fahy ]
/ diˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪ /
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.
Related formsde·ni·tri·fi·ca·tion, nounde·ni·tri·fi·er, de·ni·tri·fi·ca·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denitrification
/ (diːˈnaɪtrɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
Derived Formsdenitrification, noun
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