[ 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.
Words nearby denitrify
OTHER WORDS FROM denitrifyde·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 denitrify
/ (diːˈnaɪtrɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
Derived forms of denitrifydenitrification, noun
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