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verb (used with object), de·nat·u·ral·ized, de·nat·u·ral·iz·ing.
  1. to deprive of proper or true nature; make unnatural.
  2. 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
Related formsde·nat·u·ral·i·za·tion, noun
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Historical Examples of denaturalize

  • Christianity does not denaturalize, but only sanctifies and refines according to the laws of nature.

    A Short History of Monks and Monasteries

    Alfred Wesley Wishart

British Dictionary definitions for denaturalize



verb (tr)
  1. to deprive of nationality
  2. to make unnatural
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Derived Formsdenaturalization or denaturalisation, noun
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