Denature Definition

dē-nāchər
denatured, denatures, denaturing
verb
To change the nature of; take natural qualities away from.
Webster's New World
To make (alcohol, etc.) unfit for human consumption without spoiling for other uses.
Webster's New World
To change the structure of (a protein) by heat, acids, alkalies, etc., so that the original properties are greatly changed or eliminated.
Webster's New World
To cause the paired strands of (double-stranded DNA) to separate into individual single strands.
American Heritage
To add a nonfissionable isotope to (a fissionable isotope) so that the mixture cannot be used in nuclear bombs but can still be used as fuel material.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Denature

  • From French dénaturer

    From Wiktionary

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