Meaning of NITRIFY in English

NITRIFY

/ ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪ; NAmE / verb

( ni·tri·fies , ni·tri·fying , ni·tri·fied , ni·tri·fied ) ( chemistry ) to change a substance into a compound that contains nitrogen

—see also nitrate

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent.: from French nitrifier .

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