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humify

Line breaks: hum¦ify
Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːmɪfʌɪ
 
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Definition of humify in English:

verb (humifies, humifying, humified)

[with object]
Convert (plant remains) into humus: plant material added to the soil has first to be humified
More example sentences
  • Composting radically transforms various organic substances, it mineralizes the readily assimilable materials and humifies them into more complex compounds.
  • Wormcast has been ‘processed’ by our worker earthworms which humify the soil enabling the nutrients within the soil to be made available to the plants but slowly released.

Derivatives

humification

1
Pronunciation: /-fɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • A Slovenian company has developed a highly efficient humification of all kinds of biological sludge.
  • The content of carboxylic acids in the humic acids had increased after humification for about a year.
  • The soil carbon cycle shows the sources and sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide, with an emphasis on the two-stage process of humification.

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