Definition of Nitrify

1. Verb. Convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria.

Generic synonyms: Convert
Entails: Oxidate, Oxidise, Oxidize
Derivative terms: Nitrate, Nitric Acid, Nitrification, Nitrous Acid



2. Verb. Treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound.
Exact synonyms: Nitrogenise, Nitrogenize
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Nitrate, Nitrification, Nitrogen, Nitrous Acid, Nitrogen

3. Verb. Treat (soil) with nitrates.
Generic synonyms: Feed, Fertilise, Fertilize
Antonyms: Denitrify
Derivative terms: Nitrate, Nitrification

Definition of Nitrify

1. v. t. To combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or produce by, nitrification.

Definition of Nitrify

1. Verb. (transitive) to treat, or react with nitrogen or a nitrogen-containing compound ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to convert ammonia or similar compound to a nitrate by oxidation, especially by the action of a microorganism ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nitrify

1. to combine with nitrogen [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Nitrify

1. To combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or produce by, nitrification. Origin: Niter + -fy: cf. F. Nitrifer. See Niter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitrify

nitridated
nitridation
nitride
nitrided
nitrides
nitriding
nitridings
nitrids
nitriferous
nitrification
nitrifications
nitrified
nitrifier
nitrifiers
nitrifies
nitrify (current term)
nitrifying
nitril
nitrilase
nitrilases
nitrile
nitrile hydratase
nitrile imide
nitrile rubber
nitrile rubbers
nitriles
nitrilimine
nitrilimines
nitrilium
nitriliums

Literary usage of Nitrify

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1. Soils: Their Formation, Properties, Composition, and Relations to Climate by Eugene Woldemar Hilgard (1921)
"... Organic Matter does not nitrify.—There can be little doubt that the formation of ammonia from the amido- compounds in humus is also the work of bacteria ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1902)
"sarily follow that bacteria which nitrify organic nitrogen to nitrites do not exist. All the conditions under which the nitrous organisms have been isolated ..."

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