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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes; Modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished;

Usage examples (33)
  • It is much more toxic than ethanol, and in fact is often used to "denature" ethanol.
  • Cohen: denatured denurture be denature of his practice.
  • “He wanted to denature us, to deny the divinity in us.”
  • Eggs don't begin to cook and denature until 142, 144 Fahrenheit. for more
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