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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

to deprive of nationality
to make unnatural
Derived Formsdenaturalization or denaturalisation, noun
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