transitive verb

ni·​tri·​fy ˈnī-trə-ˌfī How to pronounce nitrify (audio)
: to combine or impregnate with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
: to convert by oxidation into nitric acid or nitrous acid or their salts : subject to or produce by nitrification compare nitrosify

Word History


French nitrifier, from nitre niter + -ifier -ify

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“Nitrify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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