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ni·tri·fy

 (nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. ni·tri·fied, ni·tri·fy·ing, ni·tri·fies
1. To oxidize (an ammonia compound) into a nitrite or (a nitrite) into a nitrate, especially by the action of nitrifying bacteria.
2. To treat or combine with nitrogen or compounds containing nitrogen.

ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
ni′tri·fi′er n.

nitrify

(ˈnaɪtrɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Chemistry) to treat or cause to react with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
2. (Agriculture) to treat (soil) with nitrates
3. (Biology) (of nitrobacteria) to convert (ammonium compounds) into nitrates by oxidation
ˈnitriˌfiable adj

ni•tri•fy

(ˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to oxidize (ammonia, ammonium compounds, or atmospheric nitrogen) to nitrites, nitrates, or their respective acids, esp. by bacterial action.
2. to treat or combine with nitrogen or its compounds.
[1820–30; < French nitrifier. See niter, -ify]
ni′tri•fi`a•ble, adj.
ni`tri•fi•ca′tion, n.
ni′tri•fi`er, n.

nitrify


Past participle: nitrified
Gerund: nitrifying

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 nitrifying
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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.nitrify - convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
2.nitrify - treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
3.nitrify - treat (soil) with nitrates
fertilize, fertilise, feed - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
denitrify - remove nitrogen from; "Denitrify the soil"
References in periodicals archive ?
Several studies have shown that when the temperature decreases nitrification rate also reduces resulting in accumulation of nitrite in the sewage water (Papen and Von Berg 1998; Fisher et al.
The strain for nitrification of ammonia in the oligotrophic environment has not been reported at low temperature.
Heterotrophic nitrification medium consisted of the following components: 0.