Adjective "Denatured" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Denatured


    Definition:

    1. to deprive (something) of its natural character, properties, etc.

    2. to render (any of various alcohols) unfit for drinking by adding an unwholesome substance that does not alter usefulness for other purposes.

    3. Biochemistry. to treat (a protein or the like) by chemical or physical means so as to alter its original state.

    4. to make (fissionable material) unsuitable for use in an atomic weapon by mixing it with unfissionable material.

    Origin:
    denature

    Examples:

    "dnas can be denatured."

    "collagens can be denatured."

    "products can be denatured."

    "people/places/organizations can be denatured."

    "octirons can be denatured."

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