Synonyms and Antonyms for denature

1. denature (v.)

make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes

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2. denature (v.)

modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished

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3. denature (v.)

add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb

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