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Meaning of NITRIFY

Pronunciation:  'nItree`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  treat with nitrates; as of soil
  2. [v]  treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
  3. [v]  convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, esp. with the action of nitrobacteria
 

NITRIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: nitrogenise, nitrogenize
 
 Antonyms: denitrify
 
 See Also: change over, convert, feed, fertilise, fertilize, oxidate, oxidise, oxidize, process, treat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ni"tri*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nitrified}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Nitrifying}.] [Niter + -fy: cf. F. nitrifer. See
{Niter}.] (Chem.)
To combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by
oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or
produce by, nitrification.

 

 

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