denaturalize

[ dee-nach-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ diˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), de·nat·u·ral·ized, de·nat·u·ral·iz·ing.

to deprive of proper or true nature; make unnatural.
to deprive of the rights and privileges of citizenship or of naturalization.

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Also especially British, de·nat·u·ral·ise .

Origin of denaturalize

First recorded in 1790–1800; de- + naturalize

OTHER WORDS FROM denaturalize

de·nat·u·ral·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for denaturalize

denaturalize

denaturalise

/ (diːˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to deprive of nationality
to make unnatural

Derived forms of denaturalize

denaturalization or denaturalisation, noun
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