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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, Biology. to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, ammonium compounds, and free atmospheric nitrogen, as in soil by bacteria or other microbes.
Chemistry. to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from.
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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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