denaturalize

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Denaturalize \De*nat"u*ral*ize\ (?; 135), verb (used with an object) [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.

3. same as {denature}. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

denaturalize

verb

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}]


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