Meaning of NITRIFY in English


-ˌfī transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-es )

Etymology: French nitrifier, from nitre niter + -ifier -ify

1. : to combine or impregnate with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

2. : to convert by oxidation into nitric acid or nitrous acid or their salts : subject to or produce by nitrification — compare nitrosify

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