Definition of nitrify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nitrify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nitrify
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it nitrifies
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪz//
 
past simple nitrified
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
past participle nitrified
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form nitrifying
BrE BrE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnaɪtrɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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nitrify something (chemistry) to change a substance into a compound that contains nitrogen see also nitrate Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French nitrifier.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nitrify