Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • 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."

    Holder vows to pursue Times Square suspects abroad

  • 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.

    Lynn M. Paltrow: PersonhoodUSA: Promoting a Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda

  • 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.

    Lynn M. Paltrow: PersonhoodUSA: Promoting a Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda

  • 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.

    Lynn M. Paltrow: PersonhoodUSA: Promoting a Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda

  • 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.

    Lynn M. Paltrow: PersonhoodUSA: Promoting a Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda

  • 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.

    Lynn M. Paltrow: PersonhoodUSA: Promoting a Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda

  • 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.

    Lynn M. Paltrow: PersonhoodUSA: Promoting a Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda

  • However, the judge refused to denaturalize her, reprimanding the government for having presented no evidence of her guilt.

    Rose Chernin.

  • 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.

    FABC to call for the use of Asian symbols, melodies and values at Mass

  • At the same time, it works to denaturalize menstruation and naturalize the use of Midol.

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