nitrifying

adjective
ni·​tri·​fy·​ing | \ ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce nitrifying (audio) \

Definition of nitrifying

: active in or relating to nitrification nitrifying organisms

First Known Use of nitrifying

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nitrifying

French nitrifier to convert into nitrite, from nitr-

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“Nitrifying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrifying. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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nitrifying

adjective
ni·​tri·​fy·​ing | \ ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce nitrifying (audio) \

Medical Definition of nitrifying

: active in nitrification nitrifying bacteria

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