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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

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

    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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