nitridize

transitive verb
ni·​trid·​ize | \ -ˌdīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of nitridize

: to combine with nitrogen also : to change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part or to deprive (an atom or ion) of electrons by means of nitrogen — compare oxidize

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History and Etymology for nitridize

nitride entry 1 + -ize

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“Nitridize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitridize. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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