[ nahy-truh-fahy ]
/ ˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), ni·tri·fied, ni·tri·fy·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM nitrifyni·tri·fi·a·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for nitrify
A thin layer of solution will nitrify sooner than a deep layer, owing to the larger proportion of oxygen available.
British Dictionary definitions for nitrify
/ (ˈnaɪtrɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to treat or cause to react with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
to treat (soil) with nitrates
(of nitrobacteria) to convert (ammonium compounds) into nitrates by oxidation
Derived forms of nitrifynitrifiable, adjective
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