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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The enzyme denaturant produced by the bacterial spores denatures the purified enzyme to decrease a concentration of the purified enzyme in residue remaining on the surface after application of the cleaning composition.
A researcher who believes that diversification denatures small business must show the extent to which the theoretical small business model can be regarded as a single production model.
At 45 degrees C., blood denatures, making removal very difficult.
The temperature at which the DNA fragment denatures, or separates into its individual strands, depends upon the length, sequence, and guanine cytosine (GC) nucleotide content of the fragment.
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.