denature

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verb de·na·ture \(ˌ)dē-ˈnā-chər\

Definition of denature

denatured

;

denaturing

play \-ˈnā-ch(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  dehumanize

  3. 2 :  to deprive of natural qualities :  change the nature of: such asa :  to make (alcohol) unfit for drinking (as by adding an obnoxious substance) without impairing usefulness for other purposesb :  to modify the molecular structure of (something, such 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become denatured

denaturant

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denaturation

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌnā-chə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

1685

First Known Use of denature

1685


Medical Dictionary

denature

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verb de·na·ture \(ˈ)dē-ˈnā-chər\

Medical Definition of denature

denatured

;

denaturing

\-ˈnāch-(ə-)riŋ\play
  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to deprive of natural qualities: asa:  to make (alcohol) unfit for drinking (as by adding an obnoxious substance) without impairing usefulness for other purposesb:  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

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become denatured



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