denaturize

denaturize

[dee-ney-chuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), denaturized, denaturizing.
Also, especially British, denaturise.


Origin:
1895–1900; de- + nature + -ize

denaturization, noun
denaturizer, noun
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denature, denaturize or denaturise (diːˈneɪtʃə, diːˈneɪtʃəˌraɪz)
 
vb
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
 
denaturize, denaturize or denaturise
 
vb
 
denaturise, denaturize or denaturise
 
vb
 
de'naturant, denaturize or denaturise
 
n
 
denatur'ation, denaturize or denaturise
 
n

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