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nitrification (n.)

"process by which nitrogen in soil is oxidized to nitric acid," 1789, from French nitrification (1778), from nitrifier (1777), from nitre (see nitre). English nitrify "convert into nitre" is attested by 1800.

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Definitions of nitrification

nitrification (n.)
the chemical process in which a nitro group is added to an organic compound (or substituted for another group in an organic compound);
nitrification (n.)
the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants);
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