nitrifying

adjective

ni·​tri·​fy·​ing ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce nitrifying (audio)
: active in or relating to nitrification
nitrifying organisms

Word History

Etymology

French nitrifier to convert into nitrite, from nitr-

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nitrifying was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Nitrifying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitrifying. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

nitrifying

adjective
ni·​tri·​fy·​ing ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce nitrifying (audio)
: active in nitrification
nitrifying bacteria

Medical Definition

nitrifying

adjective
ni·​tri·​fy·​ing ˈnī-trə-ˌfī-iŋ How to pronounce nitrifying (audio)
: active in nitrification
nitrifying bacteria
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