Definition of Denature

1. Verb. Add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb.

Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Denaturant



2. Verb. Modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished.
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Denaturant

3. Verb. Make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes.
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

Definition of Denature

1. v. t. To deprive of its natural qualities; change the nature of.

Definition of Denature

1. Verb. To take away a natural characteristic or inherent property of a thing or a person. ¹

2. Verb. (context: in reference to alcohol) to add something that makes alcohol unsuitable for consumption but leaves the alcohol suitable for other purposes. ¹

3. Verb. (chemistry) To subject (especially a protein) to conditions altering its original form or state. ¹

4. Verb. To combine fissionable material with nonfissionable material in order to prevent its use in an atomic weapon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Denature

1. to deprive of natural qualities [v -TURED, -TURING, -TURES]

Medical Definition of Denature

1. To induce structural alterations that disrupt the biological activity of a molecule. Often refers to breaking hydrogen bonds between basepairsin double-stranded nucleicacid molecules to produce in single-strandedpolynucleotides or altering the secondary and tertiary structure of a protein, destroying itsactivity. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Denature

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Literary usage of Denature

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1. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"Unamplified DNA denature and anneal primers Primer extension denature and anneal primers Primer extension denature and anneal primers Cycles 4 - 25 I Primer ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"... and physical influences tend to change the properties of the colloids, to denature them. ... the influence of heat all tend to denature serum albumin, ..."

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