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de|nat|u|ral|ize
de|nat|u|ral|ize «dee NACH uhr uh lyz, -NACH ruh-», transitive verb, -ized, -iz|ing.
1. to make unnatural: »

The lyrical ballad…is almost always denaturalized by culture (Francis T. Palgrave).

2. to withdraw citizenship from (a naturalized citizen): »

Gambler Frank Costello, 72…was denaturalized in 1959 (Newsweek).


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  • nat|u|ral|ize — «NACH uhr uh lyz, NACH ruh », verb, ized, iz|ing. –v.t. 1. to admit (a foreigner) to citizenship. After living in the United States for a certain number of years, an immigrant can be naturalized if he passes a test. 2. to adopt (a foreign word or …   Useful english dictionary

  • su|per|nat|u|ral|ize — «SOO puhr NACH uhr uh lyz, NACH ruh », transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. to make supernatural; impart or attribute a supernatural character to …   Useful english dictionary

  • nat·u·ral·ize — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ral — ac·ral; ad·e·no·neu·ral; ad·lit·to·ral; ad·mi·ral; am·bu·lac·ral; amo·ral·i·ty; am·phi·crib·ral; am·y·ral·dism; au·gu·ral; au·ral; au·ro·ral; ba·su·ral; bed·ral; blas·to·po·ral; bleph·a·ral; cae·su·ral; cap·ral·de·hyde; chap·ar·ral; chlo·ral;… …   English syllables

  • ize — jaco·bin·ize; jar·gon·ize; jas·per·ize; jesu·it·ize; jour·nal·ize; jo·vial·ize; ju·da·ize; ka·olin·ize; ker·a·tin·ize; kjel·dahl·ize; la·bi·al·ize; la·bio·ve·lar·ize; la·ryn·ge·al·ize; lat·er·al·ize; lat·in·ize; leath·er·ize; le·gal·ize;… …   English syllables

  • nat — ag·nat·ic; ag·nat·i·cal·ly; aleu·ro·nat; al·ter·nat; al·ter·nat·ing·ly; an·nat·to; ap·la·nat; ap·la·nat·ic; as·sig·nat; ben·zoi·nat·ed; cog·nat·ic; cor·o·nat·ed; cre·nat·ed; des·ig·nat·able; det·o·nat·abil·i·ty; det·o·nat·able; dom·i·nat·ing·ly;… …   English syllables

  • naturalize — nat•u•ral•ize [[t]ˈnætʃ ər əˌlaɪz, ˈnætʃ rə [/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) gov to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen 2) bio to introduce (plants, birds, etc.) into a region and cause them to flourish as if native 3) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • naturalize — nat|u|ral|ize [ nætʃ(ə)rə,laız ] verb transitive 1. ) usually passive to allow someone who was not born in a particular country to become an official citizen of that country 2. ) to encourage plants to grow or animals to live in an area where… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • naturalize — nat|u|ral|ize also naturalise BrE [ˈnætʃərəlaız] v be naturalized if someone who was born outside a particular country is naturalized, they become a citizen of that country >naturalization [ˌnætʃərəlaıˈzeıʃən US lə ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • naturalize — nat·u·ral·ize …   English syllables

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