v. moisten; turn into humus

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • humified — adjective converted to humus humified soil • Pertains to noun: ↑humus * * * ˈhyüməˌfīd adjective Etymology: New Latin humus + English ified (from ify + ed) : converted into humus …   Useful english dictionary

  • humified — adjective Date: 1906 converted into humus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • humified — /hyooh meuh fuyd /, or, often, /yooh /, adj. transformed into humus. [1905 10; HUM(US) + IFY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • humified — hu·mi·fied …   English syllables

  • humified — hu•mi•fied [[t]ˈhyu məˌfaɪd,[/t]] often [[t]ˈyu [/t]] adj. agr. transformed into humus …   From formal English to slang

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  • Humus — (Origin: 1790–1800; < Latin : earth, ground [ humus. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 23 Sep. 2008. .] ) is the organic material in soil lending it a dark brown or black colouration. In soil science, humus refers to any… …   Wikipedia

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