Definition of denaturant in English:


Syllabification: de·na·tur·ant
Pronunciation: /dēˈnāCHərənt


  • 1A substance added to alcohol to make it unfit for drinking.
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    • There are several grades of denatured alcohol, but the denaturants used are generally similar.
    • Methanol is used as a denaturant for grain alcohol.
  • 1.1 Biochemistry A substance that causes denaturation of proteins or other biological compounds.
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    • The effect of denaturants on protein folding has long been investigated.
    • These observations underscore the complexity of the mechanism by which denaturants achieve their protein-unfolding action.
    • Fig.6 shows that the protein molecules gradually increase their size when exposed to a denaturant.

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