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Meaning of DENATURALIZE

Pronunciation:  dee'nachuru`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  strip of the rights and duties of citizenship; "The former Nazi was denaturalized"
  2. [v]  make less natural or unnatural
 

DENATURALIZE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: denaturalise
 
 Antonyms: naturalise, naturalize
 
 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*nat"u*ral*ize\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Denaturalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denaturalizing}.] [Cf. F.
d['e]naturaliser.]
1. To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.

2. To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive
   of citizenship; to denationalize. [R.]

         They also claimed the privilege, when aggrieved, of
         denaturalizing themselves, or, in other words, of
         publicly renouncing their allegiance to their
         sovereign, and of enlisting under the banners of his
         enemy.                                --Prescott.

 

 

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