American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make unnatural.
- v. To deprive of the rights of citizenship.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.
- v. rare To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize.
- v. same as denature.
- v. strip of the rights and duties of citizenship
- v. make less natural or unnatural
“He said he was unfamiliar with a statute that allows the government to "denaturalize" a citizen, adding, "We have a wide range of things that we can do with regard to potential defendants.”
“In contrast, and as the examples above demonstrate, efforts to legally disconnect fetuses and to grant them entirely independent constitutional status would not merely add a new group to the Constitutional population: it would effectively denaturalize pregnant women, removing from them their status as Constitutional persons.”
“However, the judge refused to denaturalize her, reprimanding the government for having presented no evidence of her guilt.”
“Those who pretend that the chanting of psalms is foreign to divine worship, must be ejected from the bosom of the Church; such innovators agree perfectly with their head, the spirit of darkness, the source of every iniquity, who tries to denaturalize and corrupt the meaning of the Sacred Scripture by malignant interpretations.”
“At the same time, it works to denaturalize menstruation and naturalize the use of Midol.”
“To restore an American dimension to British literature of this period is to denaturalize it, to suggest the historical contingencies that helped formulate the dynamics of Augustan order and imperial control.”
“Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.”
“It was not always easy, however, to distinguish between different categories of Jews; the newly naturalized, for instance, formed a category that some, but not all, French authorities wanted to "denaturalize.”
“I am not one of those who want to denaturalize human nature.”
“They maintain that speculators denaturalize prices.”
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