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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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Sample Cases: The Globalization Strategy Denatures Small Business
While their functionality jeopardizes their status as art, the drawings' homemade appearance-their uneven washes of color and sinuously drawn texts-effectively denatures the machine-made look of gallery advertising.
A) Double-stranded DNA denatures at high temperatures.
At 45 degrees C, blood denatures, it cooks on to instruments and becomes highly insolvent, making removal very difficult.