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Definitions for nitrify
ˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪni·tri·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nitrifyverb

    convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria

  2. nitrify, nitrogenize, nitrogeniseverb

    treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound

  3. nitrifyverb

    treat (soil) with nitrates


  1. nitrifyverb

    to treat, or react with nitrogen or a nitrogen-containing compound

  2. nitrifyverb

    to convert ammonia or similar compound to a nitrate by oxidation, especially by the action of a microorganism


  1. nitrify

    To nitrify means to cause or undergo a chemical process in which nitrogen compounds, like ammonia, are oxidized to form nitrates or nitrites. This process is mainly carried out by certain types of bacteria in the soil and plays a key role in the nitrogen cycle, turning nitrogen from organic matter into nutrients that can be absorbed by plants.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nitrifyverb

    to combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or produce by, nitrification

  2. Etymology: [Niter + -fy: cf. F. nitrifer. See Niter.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nitrify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nitrify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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