Meaning of nitrify
Pronunciation: (nī'tru-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
- to oxidize (ammonia, ammonium compounds, or atmospheric nitrogen) to nitrites, nitrates, or their respective acids, esp. by bacterial action.
- to impregnate with nitrogen or nitrogen compounds.
- to treat or combine with nitrogen or its compounds.
- (formerly) to convert into niter.
- nitrify (Thesaurus)