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denitrify

verb [T] uk   us   /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.
denitrification
noun [U] uk   us   /diˌnaɪ.trɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
biological/bacterial denitrification
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