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denaturize

[dee-ney-chuh-rahyz] /diˈneɪ tʃəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), denaturized, denaturizing.
1.
Also, especially British, denaturise.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; de- + nature + -ize
Related forms
denaturization, noun
denaturizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denaturise

denature

/diːˈneɪtʃə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to change the nature of
2.
to change (a protein) by chemical or physical means, such as the action of acid or heat, to cause loss of solubility, biological activity, etc
3.
to render (something, such as ethanol) unfit for consumption by adding nauseous substances
4.
to render (fissile material) unfit for use in nuclear weapons by addition of an isotope
Derived Forms
denaturant, noun
denaturation, noun
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