denitrify


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de·ni·tri·fy

(dē-nī'tri-fī),
To remove nitrogen from any material or chemical compound.

denitrify

(dē-nī′trə-fī′)
tr.v. denitri·fied, denitri·fying, denitri·fies
1. To remove nitrogen or nitrogen groups from (a compound).
2. To reduce (nitrates or nitrites) to nitrogen-containing gases, as by bacterial action on soil.

de·ni′tri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

denitrify

(dē-nī′trĭ-fī)
To remove nitrogen from something.
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We must find ways to either keep the nitrogen in the field or denitrify the water before it drains into streams and rivers.
2004) examined potential of subsoil to denitrify nitrate under optimal anaerobic conditions.
An incubation study was undertaken to determine the capacity of the vadose zone profiles to denitrify added nitrate utilising only native organic carbon as the substrate.