• WordNet 3.6
    • v denaturalize strip of the rights and duties of citizenship "The former Nazi was denaturalized"
    • v denaturalize make less natural or unnatural
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Denaturalize same as denature.
    • Denaturalize To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.
    • Denaturalize To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize. "They also claimed the privilege, when aggrieved, of denaturalizing themselves, or, in other words, of publicly renouncing their allegiance to their sovereign, and of enlisting under the banners of his enemy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • denaturalize To render unnatural; alienate from nature.
    • denaturalize To deprive of naturalization or acquired citizenship in a foreign country.
    • denaturalize To deprive of citizenship; denationalize; expatriate.
    • denaturalize Same as denaturize.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. dénaturaliser,


In literature:

I am anxious that they be not veneered but inspired, not denatured but discovered.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
Mr. Harding denatured him politically by giving him the one business department in the Cabinet.
"The Mirrors of Washington" by Anonymous
A jar of denatured alcohol.
"Bad Medicine" by Robert Sheckley
Christianity does not denaturalize, but only sanctifies and refines according to the laws of nature.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
The comic element has been suppressed and the piece has been denatured by this change.
"Musical Memories" by Camille Saint-Saëns
He glanced at the stars that shone even through the glass that denatured the sunshine.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In Nature we never hear of a she-lion sending her cubs away to be looked after by a denatured lion.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
In refining our sugar a similar denaturing process 'is carried on.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Denatured alcohol, glycerine, water, a little color and perfume.
"Junior Achievement" by William Lee
There is a breath of poetry over the picture, but no denaturalization of the uncultured types.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas

In news:

Is it possible that denaturing or freezing the samples cleaves the protein.
From the Whitehouse Hotel, the street's last SRO, to the door (manned by red-coated doormen) of the Bowery Hotel is only 35 steps for a reporter—but a giant leap into the rebranded, denatured future of America's greatest skid row.
Circular dichroism (CD) is a sensitive probe of protein conformation and is often used with chemical denaturation to obtain DG° in titration experiments.
How Worshipers, Too, Can Denature Nature.
Revision of D4806 - 11a Standard Specification for Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel.
Similarly, E coli DNA with bromouracil irradiated in the cells showed only 10--20% more breaks when denatured with 0.1 M NaOH than under neutral conditions with 9 M sodium perchlorate at 50 degrees C.
You inject a little bit of a denatured pathogen to prepare your body in case you encounter it for real.
Soak the spot with denatured alcohol.
The end of the first Nazi-era denaturalization trial held in Manhattan marks the beginning of a long wait for a verdict — a decision many court observers believe may favor the defendant.

In science:

The average depth of the potential D has been slightly increased to get better results for the denaturation curves that we tested but also because our analysis of the fluctuations of DNA hairpins suggested that D was underestimated.
Experimental and theoretical studies of sequence effects on the fluctuation and melting of short DNA molecules
With its This sequence, which has 48 base pairs, complementary strand, the single strand shown in Fig. 7 makes the double helix that was studied in the thermal denaturation experiment.
Experimental and theoretical studies of sequence effects on the fluctuation and melting of short DNA molecules
Therefore the denaturation curve that one predicts for this sequence if a two-stage opening with a plateau for an open fraction around 0.4.
Experimental and theoretical studies of sequence effects on the fluctuation and melting of short DNA molecules
This could certainly be improved by optimizing the parameters, but the one-dimensional model is affected by strong finite-size effects which tend to broaden the denaturation transitions for short sequences.
Experimental and theoretical studies of sequence effects on the fluctuation and melting of short DNA molecules
We test this result via an explicit 2-loop calculation, which yields ρ ≈ 1.36 at the transition, as well as diverse other critical exponents, including the response to an applied external force (denaturation transition).
Field Theory of the RNA Freezing Transition