Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

nitrifying

play
adjective ni·tri·fy·ing \ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ\

Definition of nitrifying

  1. :  active in or relating to nitrification <nitrifying organisms>



Origin and Etymology of nitrifying

French nitrifier to convert into nitrite, from nitr-


First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with nitrifying


Medical Dictionary

nitrifying

play
adjective ni·tri·fy·ing \ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ\

Medical Definition of nitrifying

  1. :  active in nitrification <nitrifying bacteria>




Learn More about nitrifying

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of nitrifying


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nitrifying? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a jerking and twitching of the body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

estival hiemal vernal brumal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ