[[t]əˈmɒn əˌfaɪ, əˈmoʊ nə-[/t]] v. -fied, -fy•ing
1) chem. to combine or impregnate with ammonia
2) chem. to form into ammonia or ammonium compounds
3) chem. to become ammonified; produce ammonification
Etymology: 1910–15 am•mon′i•fi`er, n.

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