denitrification

noun
de·​ni·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \(ˌ)dē-ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of denitrification 

: the loss or removal of nitrogen or nitrogen compounds specifically : reduction of nitrates or nitrites commonly by bacteria (as in soil) that usually results in the escape of nitrogen into the air

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Other Words from denitrification

denitrifier \ -​ˈnī-​trə-​ˌfī-​ər \ noun
denitrify \ -​ˈnī-​trə-​ˌfī \ transitive verb

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Ultimately, officials say, Suffolk County needs recurring revenue to subsidize new sewers and individual denitrification units, whether a surcharge on water bills or some other tax. Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times, "‘Dead Rivers, Closed Beaches’: A Water Crisis on Long Island," 8 May 2017

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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denitrification

noun
de·​ni·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \(ˌ)dē-ˌnī-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Medical Definition of denitrification 

: the loss or removal of nitrogen or nitrogen compounds specifically : reduction of nitrates or nitrites commonly by bacteria (as in soil) that usually results in the escape of nitrogen into the air

Other Words from denitrification

denitrify \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈnī-​trə-​ˌfī \ transitive verb -fied; -fying

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