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 (ə-mŏn′ə-fĭ-kā′shən, ə-mō′nə-)
1. Impregnation with ammonia or an ammonium compound.
2. Production of ammonia or ammonium compounds in the decomposition of organic matter, especially through the action of bacteria.

am·mon′i·fy′ v.


(əˌmɒn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, əˌmoʊ nə-)

1. the act of impregnating with ammonia.
2. the state of being so impregnated.
3. the formation of ammonia or its compounds by decomposition of organic matter.
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Noun1.ammonification - impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
permeation, pervasion, suffusion - the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
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Microbial immobilization of ammonium and nitrate in relation to ammonification and nitrification rates in organic and conventional cropping systems.
The best conditions for nitrification and ammonification in sod-podzol soil were as follows: soil temperature of + 15[degrees]C, soil moisture of 20-25%, and soil density of 1.
15]N values may have been altered after deposition by ammonification of urea-N, which has the potential to significantly increase the [delta][sup.
Effect of sodium chloride on CO2, evolution ammonification, and nitrification in a sassafras sandy loam.
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Arginine ammonification rate is considered as an estimation of soil microbial biomass size and activity [8].
N concentrations in all piles, although occurring at different times, increased significantly at the initial stage and reached their maximum level because of ammonification which is always associated with temperature increase and mineralization of organic N compounds (Bueno et al.
In this work, there was a decrease in ammonia during the afternoon period, indicating that the processes photosynthesis and nitrification had predominated over the ammonification process.
1984), sodium hydroxide and ammonification have been investigated.