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nitrify

Verb

1 convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
2 treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound [syn: nitrogenize, nitrogenise]
3 treat (soil) with nitrates [ant: denitrify] [also: nitrified]

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Verb

  1. to treat, or react with nitrogen or a nitrogen-containing compound
  2. to convert ammonia or similar compound to a nitrate by oxidation, especially by the action of a microorganism

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