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Denaturant

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Definition

noun, plural: denaturants

(1) A chemical substance that causes denaturation.

(2) A denaturing substance added to a food or beverage to make it unpalatable and unfit for human consumption.


Supplement

Examples of denaturants are:


Word origin: Latin -, (away from, of, out of) + natur(e) + -ant.

Also called: denaturing agent

See also: denaturation