[ 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM denitrifyde·ni·tri·fi·ca·tion [dee-nahy-truh-fi-key-shuhn] /diˌnaɪ trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ 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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