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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • denaturalize — index contaminate, denature, pollute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — denaturalization, n. /dee nach euhr euh luyz /, v.t., denaturalized, denaturalizing. 1. to deprive of proper or true nature; make unnatural. 2. to deprive of the rights and privileges of citizenship or of naturalization. Also, esp. Brit.… …   Universalium

  • denaturalize — verb a) To revoke or deny citizenship. After the regime fell the leader was executed and the priniciple party members were denaturalized and deported. b) To make less natural; to cause to deviate from its nature. Henchard was, by original make,… …   Wiktionary

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

  • denaturalize — de·naturalize …   English syllables

  • denaturalize — de•nat•u•ral•ize [[t]diˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) to deprive of proper or true nature; make unnatural 2) to deprive of the rights and privileges of citizenship or of naturalization • Etymology: 1790–1800 de•nat u•ral•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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

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