HyperDic: nitrify

English > 3 senses of the word nitrify:
VERBchangenitrifyconvert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
changenitrify, nitrogenize, nitrogenisetreat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
changenitrifytreat (soil) with nitrates
English > nitrify: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningconvert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Entailsoxidize, oxidise, oxidateadd oxygen to or combine with oxygen
Broaderconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something
Spanishnitrificar
Catalannitrificar-se, nitrificar
Nounsnitrateany compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
nitric acidacid used especially in the production of fertilizers and explosives and rocket fuels
nitrificationthe oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
nitrous acidan unstable inorganic acid known only in solution and as nitrite salts
English > nitrify: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningtreat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsnitrogenize, nitrogenise
Broaderprocess, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
Nounsnitrateany compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
nitrificationthe chemical process in which a nitro group is added to an organic compound (or substituted for another group in an organic compound)
nitrogena common nonmetallic element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless inert diatomic gas
nitrous acidan unstable inorganic acid known only in solution and as nitrite salts
English > nitrify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningtreat (soil) with nitrates.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderfertilize, fertilise, feedProvide with fertilizers or add nutrients to
OppositedenitrifyRemove nitrogen from
Spanishnitrificarse, nitrificar
Catalannitrificar-se, nitrificar
Nounsnitrateany compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
nitrificationthe oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)

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