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de·na·ture

 (dē-nā′chər)
tr.v. de·na·tured, de·na·tur·ing, de·na·tures
1. To change the nature or natural qualities of.
2. To render unfit to eat or drink without destroying usefulness in other applications, especially to add methanol to (ethyl alcohol).
3. Biochemistry
a. To cause the tertiary structure of (a protein) to unfold, as with heat, alkali, or acid, so that some of its original properties, especially its biological activity, are diminished or eliminated.
b. To cause the paired strands of (double-stranded DNA) to separate into individual single strands.
4. Physics To add nonfissionable matter to (fissionable material) so as to prevent use in an atomic weapon.

de·na′tur·ant n.
de·na′tur·a′tion n.

denature

(diːˈneɪtʃə) ,

denaturize

or

denaturise

vb (tr)
1. to change the nature of
2. (Chemistry) to change (a protein) by chemical or physical means, such as the action of acid or heat, to cause loss of solubility, biological activity, etc
3. (Chemistry) to render (something, such as ethanol) unfit for consumption by adding nauseous substances
4. (Nuclear Physics) to render (fissile material) unfit for use in nuclear weapons by addition of an isotope
deˈnaturant n
deˌnaturˈation n

de•na•ture

(diˈneɪ tʃər)

v.t. -tured, -tur•ing.
1. to deprive (something) of its natural character, properties, etc.
2. to render (various alcohols) undrinkable by adding an unwholesome substance.
3. to treat (a protein or the like) by chemical or physical means so as to alter its original state.
[1675–85]
de•na′tur•ant, n.
de•na`tur•a′tion, n.

denature


Past participle: denatured
Gerund: denaturing

Imperative
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denature
Present
I denature
you denature
he/she/it denatures
we denature
you denature
they denature
Preterite
I denatured
you denatured
he/she/it denatured
we denatured
you denatured
they denatured
Present Continuous
I am denaturing
you are denaturing
he/she/it is denaturing
we are denaturing
you are denaturing
they are denaturing
Present Perfect
I have denatured
you have denatured
he/she/it has denatured
we have denatured
you have denatured
they have denatured
Past Continuous
I was denaturing
you were denaturing
he/she/it was denaturing
we were denaturing
you were denaturing
they were denaturing
Past Perfect
I had denatured
you had denatured
he/she/it had denatured
we had denatured
you had denatured
they had denatured
Future
I will denature
you will denature
he/she/it will denature
we will denature
you will denature
they will denature
Future Perfect
I will have denatured
you will have denatured
he/she/it will have denatured
we will have denatured
you will have denatured
they will have denatured
Future Continuous
I will be denaturing
you will be denaturing
he/she/it will be denaturing
we will be denaturing
you will be denaturing
they will be denaturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been denaturing
you have been denaturing
he/she/it has been denaturing
we have been denaturing
you have been denaturing
they have been denaturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been denaturing
you will have been denaturing
he/she/it will have been denaturing
we will have been denaturing
you will have been denaturing
they will have been denaturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been denaturing
you had been denaturing
he/she/it had been denaturing
we had been denaturing
you had been denaturing
they had been denaturing
Conditional
I would denature
you would denature
he/she/it would denature
we would denature
you would denature
they would denature
Past Conditional
I would have denatured
you would have denatured
he/she/it would have denatured
we would have denatured
you would have denatured
they would have denatured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.denature - add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb
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"
2.denature - modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished
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"
3.denature - make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes
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"
Translations

denature

vtdenaturieren; (= make unfit for eating, drinking also)ungenießbar machen