ammonification

[uh-mon-uh-fi-key-shuhn, uh-moh-nuh-]
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:
1885–90; ammoni(a) + -fication

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ammonify (əˈmɒnɪˌfaɪ, əˈməʊnɪ-)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
to treat or impregnate with ammonia or a compound of ammonia
 
ammonifi'cation
 
n

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Keep pH at neutral or slightly lower to avoid nitrogen loss by ammonification.
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