To oxidize (an ammonia compound) into a nitrite or (a nitrite) into a nitrate, especially by the action of nitrifying bacteria.transitive verb
To treat or combine with nitrogen or compounds containing nitrogen.
To convert into niter.
To be converted into niter.
To impregnate (the soil) with nitrates in order to stimulate the growth of plants.
In bacteriology, to oxidize (ammonia compounds) to nitrites or (nitrites) to nitrates, by bacterial action.transitive verb
To combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or produce by, nitrification.verb
to treat, or react with
treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound