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denitrify

verb [T]     /diˈnaɪ.trɪ.faɪ/ specialized
to break up nitrates (= chemicals containing nitrogen and oxygen), for example in soil, and so release nitrogen into the air: Denitrifying bacteria reduce the fertility of the soil.Plant biochemistry denitrification     /diˌnaɪ.trɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] biological/bacterial denitrificationPlant biochemistry
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