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- adj. Having been deprived of its nature, having had its nature changed.
- adj. Of alcohol made undrinkable, by adding a toxin or unpalatable substance, but still useful as a fuel or solvent. Traditionally by the addition of methanol (wood alcohol).
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of denature.
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- adj. changed in nature or natural quality
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No difference - except that the ethanol put in gasoline is "denatured" - made unfit for human consumption.
I really can't agree with most of the recent copyedits to the article; the language has been systematically denatured, which is a bad thing.
What you end up with is a tale told in broad strokes, akin to the kind of denatured film biographies the studios produced in the 1940s and 1950s.
The federal government requires it to be "denatured" by adding gasoline to it so that it is not fit for human consumption.
Germany but, unfortunately, the failures in growth were considered to be the result of ingredients in the diet that have been "denatured" by purification, rather than the lack of some hitherto unrecognized nutrient (s).
A step toward a wider application to industrial purposes has been taken by the law permitting the sale of so-called "denatured" (137) alcohol without the tax for revenue.
Too often this "denatured" child of the classroom is the only child the teacher knows.
If you’re really lucky, they’ll fry it in peanut oil, raw, not denatured, which is really healthy and adds great flavor!
Most importantly, we completely stayed away from cheap, inferior protein sources such as denatured sodium and calcium caseinate.
Ethanol is "denatured" prior to leaving the plant to make it unfit for human consumption by addition of a small amount of products such as gasoline.
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