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ammonification

[uh-mon-uh-fi-key-shuh n, uh-moh-nuh-] /əˌmɒn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, əˌmoʊ nə-/
noun
1.
the act of impregnating with ammonia, as in the manufacture of fertilizer.
2.
the state of being so impregnated.
3.
the formation of ammonia or its compounds by decomposition of organic matter.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; ammoni(a) + -fication
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