Meaning of denitrify

de•ni•tri•fy

Pronunciation: (dē-nī'tru-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to remove nitrogen or nitrogen compounds from.
  2. to reduce (nitrates) to nitrites, ammonia, and free nitrogen, as in soil by microorganisms.
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