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verb (used with object), de·ni·tri·fied, de·ni·tri·fy·ing. Chemistry.Related formsde·ni·tri·fi·ca·tion, nounde·ni·tri·fi·er, de·ni·tri·fi·ca·tor, noun
- 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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British Dictionary definitions for denitrify
verb -fies, -fying or -fiedDerived Formsdenitrification, noun
- to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
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