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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Then facultative or obligate anaerobic bacteria denitrify by oxidizing organic carbon with nitrate and nitrite.
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.