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denitrify

[ dee-nahy-truh-fahy ]
/ di藞na瑟 tr蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), de路ni路tri路fied, de路ni路tri路fy路ing.Chemistry.
to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from.
to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms.
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Origin of denitrify

First recorded in 1890鈥95; de- + nitrify

OTHER WORDS FROM denitrify

de路ni路tri路fi路ca路tion [dee-nahy-truh-fi-key-shuhn] /di藢na瑟 tr蓹 f瑟藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n/ nounde路ni路tri路fi路er, de路ni路tri路fi路ca路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denitrify

denitrify
/ (di藧藞na瑟tr瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen

Derived forms of denitrify

denitrification, noun
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