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denature

de·na·ture

denature

 
pronunciation:
di neI chr
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: denatured, denatures, denaturing
definition 1: to change or remove the natural characteristics or properties of.
definition 2: to make (an alcohol) unsuitable for drinking without changing its usefulness for other purposes, as by adding an unpalatable substance.
definition 3: to change the structure of (a protein, enzyme, or the like) by physical or chemical means.
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derivations: denaturant (n.), denaturation (n.)