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nitridation ni·tri·da·tion (nī’trĭ-dā’shən)
The formation of nitrogen compounds through the action of ammonia.


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    [nahy-trahyd, -trid] /ˈnaɪ traɪd, -trɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a compound, containing two elements only, of which the more electronegative one is nitrogen. /ˈnaɪtraɪd/ noun 1. a compound of nitrogen with a more electropositive element, for example magnesium nitride, Mg3N2 nitride ni·tride (nī’trīd’) n. A compound containing nitrogen with another more electropositive element, such as phosphorus […]

  • Nitriding

    [nahy-trahy-ding] /ˈnaɪ traɪ dɪŋ/ noun, Metallurgy. 1. a process of casehardening in which nitrogen is introduced into the metal by keeping it at a suitable temperature in the presence of a nitrogen source. /ˈnaɪtraɪdɪŋ/ noun 1. a type of case-hardening in which steel is heated for long periods in ammonia vapour so that nitrogen produced […]

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    noun 1. any steel suitable for casehardening by nitriding.

  • Nitrification

    [nahy-truh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌnaɪ trə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . /ˌnaɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. the oxidation of the ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrites and nitrates by soil nitrobacteria, making nitrogen available to plants See also nitrogen cycle 2. n. 1827, from French nitrification (1787, de Morveau), from nitrifier (1777), from nitre […]

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