denaturalize

verb de·nat·u·ral·ize \ (ˌ)dē-ˈna-ch(ə-)rə-ˌlīz \

Definition of denaturalize

1 : to make unnatural
2 : to deprive of the rights and duties of a citizen

denaturalization

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌna-ch(ə-)rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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1800

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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