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de·nat·u·ral·ize

 (dē-năch′ər-ə-līz′)
tr.v. de·nat·u·ral·ized, de·nat·u·ral·iz·ing, de·nat·u·ral·iz·es
1. To make unnatural.
2. To deprive of the rights of citizenship.

de·nat′u·ral·i·za′tion (-ər-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

denaturalize

(diːˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz) or

denaturalise

vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to deprive of nationality
2. to make unnatural
deˌnaturaliˈzation, deˌnaturaliˈsation n

de•nat•u•ral•ize

(diˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to deprive of proper or true nature; make unnatural.
2. to deprive of the rights and privileges of citizenship or of naturalization.
[1790–1800]
de•nat`u•ral•i•za′tion, n.

denaturalize


Past participle: denaturalized
Gerund: denaturalizing

Imperative
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Present
I denaturalize
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we denaturalize
you denaturalize
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Preterite
I denaturalized
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we denaturalized
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Present Continuous
I am denaturalizing
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we are denaturalizing
you are denaturalizing
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Present Perfect
I have denaturalized
you have denaturalized
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we have denaturalized
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Past Continuous
I was denaturalizing
you were denaturalizing
he/she/it was denaturalizing
we were denaturalizing
you were denaturalizing
they were denaturalizing
Past Perfect
I had denaturalized
you had denaturalized
he/she/it had denaturalized
we had denaturalized
you had denaturalized
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Future
I will denaturalize
you will denaturalize
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Future Perfect
I will have denaturalized
you will have denaturalized
he/she/it will have denaturalized
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you will have denaturalized
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Future Continuous
I will be denaturalizing
you will be denaturalizing
he/she/it will be denaturalizing
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you will be denaturalizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denaturalizing
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he/she/it has been denaturalizing
we have been denaturalizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denaturalizing
you will have been denaturalizing
he/she/it will have been denaturalizing
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you will have been denaturalizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denaturalizing
you had been denaturalizing
he/she/it had been denaturalizing
we had been denaturalizing
you had been denaturalizing
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Conditional
I would denaturalize
you would denaturalize
he/she/it would denaturalize
we would denaturalize
you would denaturalize
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Past Conditional
I would have denaturalized
you would have denaturalized
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we would have denaturalized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denaturalize - make less natural or unnatural
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
naturalise, naturalize - make more natural or lifelike
2.denaturalize - strip of the rights and duties of citizenship; "The former Nazi was denaturalized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
naturalize, naturalise - make into a citizen; "The French family was naturalized last year"
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