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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.
vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo loss or removal of nitrogen compounds or nitrogen
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.
de•ni′tri•fi`er, de•ni′tri•fi•ca`tor, n.
Past participle: denitrified
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|Verb||1.||denitrify - remove nitrogen from; "Denitrify the soil"|
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nitrify - treat (soil) with nitrates