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Meaning of DENATURE

Pronunciation:  dee'neychur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes
  2. [v]  modify (as a native protein) esp. by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished
  3. [v]  add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb
 

DENATURE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*na"ture\, v. t. [De- + nature.]
To deprive of its natural qualities; change the nature of.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: To induce structural alterations that disrupt the biological activity of a molecule. Often refers to breaking hydrogen bonds between base pairs in double-stranded nucleic acid molecules to produce in single-stranded polynucleotides or altering the secondary and tertiary structure of a protein, destroying its activity.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: To induce structural alterations that disrupt the biological activity of a molecule. Often refers to breaking hydrogen bonds between base pairs in double-stranded nucleic acid molecules to produce in single-stranded polynucleotides or altering the secondary and tertiary structure of a protein, destroying its activity.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accommodate, adapt, adjust, adulterate, alloy, alter, ameliorate, bastardize, better, break up, canker, change, cheapen, coarsen, confound, contaminate, convert, corrupt, cut, debase, debauch, defile, deflower, deform, degenerate, degrade, denaturalize, deprave, desecrate, despoil, devalue, dilute, distort, diversify, doctor, doctor up, fit, fortify, improve, infect, lace, meliorate, misuse, mitigate, modify, modulate, mutate, overthrow, pervert, poison, pollute, prostitute, qualify, ravage, ravish, realign, rebuild, reconstruct, re-create, redesign, refit, reform, remake, renew, reshape, restructure, revamp, revive, ring the changes, shift the scene, shuffle the cards, spike, subvert, taint, tamper with, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, twist, ulcerate, vary, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, water, water down, work a change, worsen
 

 

 

 

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