nitrifying

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

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

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

Medical Definition of nitrifying 

: active in nitrification nitrifying bacteria

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