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di nay cher

  • v  add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb
  • v  modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished
  • v  make (alcohol) unfit for drinking without impairing usefulness for other purposes

  • The big problem was how to denature plutonium, produced by elaborate equipment from the mixture of U-235 and U-238.
  • Meanwhile, the Government and the learned bootlegger waged chemical warfare, the one trying to denature industrial alcohol, the other trying to renature it for beverage purposes.
  • For the past three years Treasury Department chemistswhose duty it was to denature tax-free industrial alcohol long before Prohibitionhave been busy seeking a substitute .

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