Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or derived from humus.

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  • adj. of, or relating to humus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or derived from, vegetable mold. See humin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or derived from mold (humus).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or derived from humus

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Examples

  • Specifically, they evaluate changes in total soil organic carbon and in the chemical characteristics of the soil organic matter and its main constituents known as humic substances (from humus origin).

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  • But the environmental significance of these processes is still unknown, Jafvert says, because naturally-occurring materials called humic acids also generate ROS in water.

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  • Organic fertilizers and soil amendments such as humic acid will provide much better nutrition to any plant than chemical fertilizers will.

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  • Subsequently, when zeolite is chemically dissolved in a simple water solution, or when taken as a straight mineral supplement in capsule form, its therapeutic effect (i.e. benefit to you) is not as strong or beneficial as it is when combined with an all natural, organic, bio-active intracellular carrier such as humic, fulvic, or processed humates.

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  • - permeable for the reactants (e.g. water pollutants and H2) and impermeable for the catalyst poisons (e.g. heavy metals and natural polyelectrolytes such as humic substances).

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  • The compost itself is beneficial to the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner and fertilizer, an additive providing vital humus or humic acids, and a natural pesticide.

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  • The saturated moss product is then removed and buried, where it breaks down in an environmentally friendly manner; the peat moss itself contains humic acid, which is a powerful catalyst in breaking down hydrocarbon molecules.

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  • “Help him, would you?” says Chris, walking away toward what appears to be bottles of shampoo—actually humic acid.

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  • •Surface water is acidic, low in hardness, and high in humic compounds.

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  • Dissolved organic carbon from excretion, leaching, and decomposition of plants in the catchment, along with associated humic materials, has been found to reduce photosynthesis in the lake and absorb 99% of the UV-B radiation in the upper 20 cm [20].

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