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
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deaminize or deaminise
(tr) to remove one or more amino groups from (a molecule)
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The removal of an amine group, usually by hydrolysis.
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