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Verb: nitrify  'nI-tru,fI
  1. Convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
  2. Treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
    - nitrogenize, nitrogenise [Brit]
  3. Treat (soil) with nitrates

Derived forms: nitrified, nitrifies, nitrifying

Type of: convert, enrich, feed, fertilise [Brit], fertilize, process, treat

Antonym: denitrify