disnature

/dis nay"cheuhr/, v.t., disnatured, disnaturing.
to deprive (something) of its proper nature or appearance; make unnatural.
[1400-50; late ME < AF, MF desnaturer, equiv. to des- DIS-1 + -naturer, v. deriv. of nature NATURE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • disnature — v. negate something of its nature or proper appearance; make unnatural …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disnature — dis·nature …   English syllables

  • disnature — /dɪsˈneɪtʃə/ (say dis naychuh) verb (t) (disnatured, disnaturing) to deprive of its proper nature; make unnatural …   Australian English dictionary

  • disnature — dəs, (ˈ)dis+ transitive verb Etymology: Middle English disnaturen, from Middle French desnaturer, from des dis (I) + nature more at nature : to make unnatural : deprive of a natural quality or appearance …   Useful english dictionary

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