nitrify

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nitrify (third-person singular simple present nitrifies, present participle nitrifying, simple past and past participle nitrified)

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

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