denitrify


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de·ni·tri·fy

 (dē-nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. de·ni·tri·fied, de·ni·tri·fy·ing, de·ni·tri·fies
1. To remove nitrogen or nitrogen groups from (a compound).
2. To reduce (nitrates or nitrites) to nitrogen-containing gases, as by bacterial action on soil.

de·ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

denitrify

(diːˈnaɪtrɪˌfaɪ)
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
deˌnitrifiˈcation n

de•ni•tri•fy

(diˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to remove nitrogen or its compounds from.
2. to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms.
[1890–95]
de•ni`tri•fi•ca′tion, n.
de•ni′tri•fi`er, de•ni′tri•fi•ca`tor, n.

denitrify


Past participle: denitrified
Gerund: denitrifying

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be denitrifying
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denitrify - remove nitrogen from; "Denitrify the soil"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
nitrify - treat (soil) with nitrates
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