renature

verb

re·​na·​ture (ˌ)rē-ˈnā-chər How to pronounce renature (audio)
renatured; renaturing (ˌ)rē-ˈnā-chə-riŋ How to pronounce renature (audio)
(ˌ)rē-ˈnāch-riŋ

transitive verb

: to restore (something, such as a denatured protein) to an original or normal condition

Word History

Etymology

re- + denature

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of renature was in 1907

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“Renature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/renature. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

renature

transitive verb
re·​na·​ture (ˈ)rē-ˈnā-chər How to pronounce renature (audio)
renatured; renaturing -ˈnāch-(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce renature (audio)
: to restore (as a denatured protein) to an original or normal condition
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