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denature


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Denature  \De*na"ture\,  v.  t.  [De-  +  nature.] 
  To  deprive  of  its  natural  qualities;  change  the  nature  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  denature 
  v  1:  add  nonfissionable  material  to  (fissionable  material)  so  as 
  to  make  unsuitable  for  use  in  an  atomic  bomb 
  2:  modify  (as  a  native  protein)  esp.  by  heat,  acid,  alkali,  or 
  ultraviolet  radiation  so  that  all  of  the  original 
  properties  are  removed  or  diminished 
  3:  make  (alcohol)  unfit  for  drinking  without  impairing 
  usefulness  for  other  purposes 




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