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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: make less natural or unnatural [syn: denaturalize, denaturalise] [ant: naturalise, naturalize]
2: strip of the rights and duties of citizenship; "The former Nazi was denaturalized" [syn: denaturalize, denaturalise] [ant: naturalise, naturalize]

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1800 1. to make unnatural 2. to deprive of the rights and duties of a citizen denaturalization noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (also -ise) 1 change the nature or properties of; make unnatural. 2 deprive of the rights of citizenship. 3 = DENATURE v. 1. Derivatives: denaturalization n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Denaturalize 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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