denature

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·na·ture

verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈnā-chər\
de·na·turedde·na·tur·ing \-ˈnā-ch(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of DENATURE

transitive verb
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:  to deprive of natural qualities :  change the nature of: as
a :  to make (alcohol) unfit for drinking (as by adding an obnoxious substance) without impairing usefulness for other purposes
b :  to modify the molecular structure of (as a protein or DNA) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so as to destroy or diminish some of the original properties and especially the specific biological activity
intransitive verb
:  to become denatured
de·na·tur·ant \(ˌ)dē-ˈnā-chər-ənt\ noun
de·na·tur·ation \(ˌ)dē-ˌnā-chə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of DENATURE

1685

Rhymes with DENATURE

de·na·ture

verb \(ˈ)dē-ˈnā-chər\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·na·turedde·na·tur·ing \-ˈnāch-(ə-)riŋ\

Medical Definition of DENATURE

transitive verb
: to deprive of natural qualities: as a : to make (alcohol) unfit for drinking (as by adding an obnoxious substance) without impairing usefulness for other purposes b : to modify the molecular structure of (as a protein or DNA) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so as to destroy or diminish some of the original properties and especially the specific biological activity
intransitive verb
: to become denatured

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