American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Impregnation with ammonia or an ammonium compound.
- n. Production of ammonia or ammonium compounds in the decomposition of organic matter, especially through the action of bacteria.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of impregnating with ammonia, as for fertilization, or the state of being so impregnated.
- n. biochemistry The formation of ammonia or its compounds from nitrogenous compounds, especially as a result of bacterial decomposition.
- n. chemistry The treatment or impregnation of something with ammonia.
- n. impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
“Denitrification and ammonification at low soil temperatures.”
“They have power to convert organic nitrogen into ammonia nitrogen; that is, into the compound of nitrogen and hydrogen; and this step in the process is called ammonification.”
“In ammonification the carbon is separated or divorced from the nitrogen and united with oxygen.”
“Technically the last two steps in the process are nitrification proper; but, speaking generally, the term nitrification is used to include the three steps, or both ammonification and nitrification proper.”
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