Meaning of denature
Pronunciation: (dē-nā'chur), [key]
— -tured, -tur•ing.
- to deprive (something) of its natural character, properties, etc.
- to render (any of various alcohols) unfit for drinking by adding an unwholesome substance that does not alter usefulness for other purposes.
- to treat (a protein or the like) by chemical or physical means so as to alter its original state.
- to make (fissionable material) unsuitable for use in an atomic weapon by mixing it with unfissionable material.
- denature (Thesaurus)