denatured denatured  /dɪ ˈneɪ tʃərd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) changed in nature or natural quality

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Industrial alcohol is ethyl alcohol denatured by the addition of methyl alcohol to make it unfit for beverage purposes.
  2. For years that Department had collected the internal revenue tax on liquor, had supervised tax-free denatured alcohol for industry.
  3. The Authority would release only denatured uranium to individual nations, which would in turn sell it to their citizens for scientific and industrial use.

News

  • Review: Digital montages by Simmons and Burke dazzle at Michael Kohn

    Simmons and Burke have mashed and montaged digital data for a half-dozen years, working like naturalists to comb the web for denatured specimens of media and pop culture. The prosaic glut of data at their (and our) disposal is both their subject and their raw material. They are maximalists, collecting, cataloguing and combining culled imagery in prints of dazzling slickness.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  • "We propose that denatured ethanol -- ethanol to which a denaturant is added, which makes it conversion for potable purpose physically difficult and economically unviable, be included in the list of special goods under CST," said Sharad Pawar,...
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Sharad Pawar Source: Outlook (registration)

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