[ dee-nach-er-uh-lahyz ]
/ diˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), de·nat·u·ral·ized, de·nat·u·ral·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, de·nat·u·ral·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM denaturalizede·nat·u·ral·i·za·tion, noun
Words nearby denaturalize
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (diːˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz) /
to deprive of nationality
to make unnatural
Derived forms of denaturalizedenaturalization or denaturalisation, noun
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