denature


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

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

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A dose lasting just a few seconds can cause targeted cells to die or can denature the proteins in blood so they congeal into a clot like the white of an egg does as it's fried.
Bob: Harry, I appreciate the concern, but I don't want your natural conservatism as a CFO to denature this achievement of ours.
They wouldn't be able to get new plutonium for weapons if it is denatured, but countries that make nuclear fuel could decide not to denature it for themselves," he added.
The objective of scientists at Oregon State University was to denature b-lactoglobulin using an optimized HHP treatment.
Proteins can denature or clump if conditions aren't just right.