verb (used with object), de·am·i·nat·ed, de·am·i·nat·ing. Chemistry.

to remove the amino group from (a compound).

Origin of deaminate

First recorded in 1910–15; de- + aminate
Related formsde·am·i·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for deaminate


deaminize or deaminise


(tr) to remove one or more amino groups from (a molecule)
Derived Formsdeamination, deaminization or deaminisation, noun
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