denature

Definitions

General Science

  • verb to add an isotope to fissile material to make it unsuitable for use in nuclear weapons

Agriculture

  • verb to add a poisonous substance to alcohol to make it unsuitable for humans to drink
  • verb to change the natural structure of a protein or nucleic acid by high temperature, chemicals or extremes of pH
  • verb to make something change its nature
  • verb to convert a protein into an amino acid
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