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English verb: denature

1. denature (change) add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. denature (change) modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. denature (change) make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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