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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make unnatural.
  • transitive v. To deprive of the rights of citizenship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To revoke or deny citizenship.
  • v. To make less natural; to cause to deviate from its nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.
  • transitive v. To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize.
  • transitive v. same as denature.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render unnatural; alienate from nature.
  • To deprive of naturalization or acquired citizenship in a foreign country.
  • To deprive of citizenship; denationalize; expatriate.
  • Same as denaturize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. strip of the rights and duties of citizenship
  • v. make less natural or unnatural

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