denitrify
transitive verb see denitrification

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Denitrify — De*ni tri*fy, v. t. [Pref. de + nitrogen + fy.] To deprive of, or free from, nitrogen. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denitrify — [dē nī′trə fī΄] vt. denitrified, denitrifying 1. to remove nitrogen or its compounds from 2. to reduce (nitro groups, nitrates, or nitrites) to compounds of lower oxidation denitrification n …   English World dictionary

  • denitrify — denitrification, n. denitrifier, denitrificator, n. /dee nuy treuh fuy /, v.t., denitrified, denitrifying. Chem. 1. to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from. 2. to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by… …   Universalium

  • denitrify — verb to remove nitrogen, often through the breakdown of nitrogenous compounds and the release of nitrogen gas …   Wiktionary

  • denitrify — To remove nitrogen from any material or chemical compound. * * * de·ni·tri·fy (de niґtrĭ fi) to remove nitrogen from any substance; see denitrification …   Medical dictionary

  • denitrify — v. remove nitrogen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • denitrify — [di: nʌɪtrɪfʌɪ] verb (denitrifies, denitrifying, denitrified) remove the nitrates or nitrites from (soil, water, etc.) by chemical reduction. Derivatives denitrification noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • denitrify — de·nitrify …   English syllables

  • denitrify — de•ni•tri•fy [[t]diˈnaɪ trəˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing 1) chem. to remove nitrogen or its compounds from 2) chem. to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms • Etymology: 1890–95 de•ni… …   From formal English to slang

  • denitrify — /diˈnaɪtrəfaɪ/ (say dee nuytruhfuy) verb (t) (denitrified, denitrifying) to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as microorganisms do in soil. –denitrification /diˌnaɪtrəfəˈkeɪʃən/ (say dee.nuytruhfuh kayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

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