Denaturalize
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. same as {denature}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • denaturalize — (Amer.) de·nat·u·ral·ize || ‚diː nætʃrÉ™laɪz v. alter or remove natural properties, make unnatural; take away the rights and privileges of citizenship (also denaturalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • denaturalize — [dē nach′ə rə līz΄] vt. denaturalized, denaturalizing 1. to make unnatural 2. to take citizenship from denaturalization n …   English World dictionary

  • denaturalize — transitive verb Date: 1800 1. to make unnatural 2. to deprive of the rights and duties of a citizen • denaturalization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • denaturalize — or denaturalise verb 1》 make unnatural. 2》 deprive of citizenship of a country. Derivatives denaturalization noun …   English new terms dictionary

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  • denaturalize — To deprive a person of his citizenship, whether acquired by naturalization or not …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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