1. [ verb ] (chemistry) treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
Synonyms: nitrogenize nitrogenise
Related terms: process stimulate nitrogen nitrate
2. [ verb ] (chemistry) convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, esp. with the action of nitrobacteria
Related terms: convert nitrate nitric_acid oxidize
3. [ verb ] (agriculture) treat with nitrates; as of soil
Related terms: denitrify fertilize nitrification
Similar spelling:   nutrify