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denaturalize

[ dee-nach-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ di藞n忙t蕛 蓹r 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路nat路u路ral路ized, de路nat路u路ral路iz路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路nat路u路ral路ise .

Origin of denaturalize

First recorded in 1790鈥1800; de- + naturalize

OTHER WORDS FROM denaturalize

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

denaturalize

denaturalise

/ (di藧藞n忙t蕛r蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to deprive of nationality
to make unnatural

Derived forms of denaturalize

denaturalization or denaturalisation, noun
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